Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/28/14

Word emerged in April that rapper 50 Cent was starting a boxing promotion company, and we recently learned that “TMT Promotions” was likely to sign a few top fighters. What was left out is that 50 Cent is likely to begin promoting fights for pal Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is currently in jail.

50 Cent got into a Twitter argument with Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions promote Mayweather’s fights, when he tipped his hand.

It all started with what seemed to be a shot at 50 Cent fired by De La Hoya over Twitter on Wednesday:

Everyone wanting to be a boxing promoter? Good luck. Easier said then done.

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) July 24, 2012

50 Cent responded a day later and began calling De La Hoya “girl” (probably because of these pictures):

@oscardelahoya sweet heart I’m surprised you would respond to me and Floyd starting company the wayyou did.

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

@oscardelahoya girl you can call me if you want to talk. Ok

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

The two tweets prompted a response from De La Hoya:

@50cent your a boxing promoter? Didn’t know,but good luck maybe we can work someday. #success #nextgeneration#GBB #TMT

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) July 26, 2012

50 came back with a barrage of tweets, including one that implied Mayweather would begin fighting for his promotional company:

@oscardelahoya now every body wants to be a promoter girl you better stop.

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

@oscardelahoya I don’t gamble floyd do,but I bet you you won’t be promoting Floyd mayweather no more. TMT PROMOTIONS

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

@oscardelahoya I just want you to know if you ever want to talk you can give me a call girl

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

Baby girl,@oscardelahoya,baby girl you here me,stop hating STOP IT RIGH NOW.

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

Great back pedal,can you swim backwards like that to girl?lol I except that as a apology.#GBB #TMT more success a head.

— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2012

Mayweather split with Bob Arum years ago after realizing he could promote his own fights and not need to pay someone else. Instead, he would hire De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions to promote his fights while maintaining his independence. Now it looks like he’ll be lining the pockets his and his buddy’s pockets instead of a man whom he once fought.

Glove touch to Black Sports Online


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