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50 Cent Says Gamboa's Beef With Mayweather is Legit

By Rick Reeno

Rapper turned promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson advised BoxingScene.com that Yuriorkis Gamboa's beef with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is legit.

A few months back, 50 Cent and Mayweather were discussing a promotional venture under the banner of TMT Promotions. After a financial disagreement regarding the venture, the former best friends went their separate ways.

During a recent war of words on Twitter, 50 Cent warned Mayweather that Gamboa was very angry with him and wanted to settle their dispute in the ring.

Gamboa was one of the fighters that 50 Cent signed to TMT Promotions. In order to get that done, 50 Cent purchased Gamboa's contract, from Top Rank, for $1.2 million dollars.

After Mayweather finished a brief jail sentence for a domestic abuse charge, he expressed little to no interest in the TMT venture. 50 Cent moved forward and changed the company name to SMS Promotions.

Gamboa returns this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He faces Michael Farenas as part of the Manny Pacuqiao-Juan Manuel Marquez HBO pay-per-view undercard.

"He's upset with Floyd's choice not to invest [in the promotional venture] after helping him into this actual situation. The initial conversations were between Floyd and Gamboa. I came at the tail-end, when Floyd was actually going to jail. Because with Floyd going to jail, who was going to provide the finances to actually make the release [from Top Rank]? I actually took care of it while he was gone and it turned into something between me and Gamboa. And then he calls and doesn't want the cutman to work with [Gamboa]. He doesn't want Rafael [Garcia] to work with him," 50 Cent said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kozone on 12-08-2012

[QUOTE=mrjoeblive;12778424]how does a man with no ko power has a ko percentage of 60+ % ? we are not talking about chris byrd are we?[/QUOTE] And Gamboa has 76% ko!! Last time Floyd knocked someone out the ready wasn't ready!!…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-07-2012

[QUOTE=mrjoeblive;12778446]the myth was an ATG in body building. you can not talk body building with out mentioning the Myth. IMO he beat arnold too he got jobbed arnolds charisma put him on the start to a string of Mr Olympia…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 12-07-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12775943]Sergio was one of my childhood heroes, too. I put his picture up as my avi a few days ago, then I found out last night that he passed on. Strange. Some interesting stuff on Facebook, if you're interested.[/QUOTE] the…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 12-07-2012

[QUOTE=I'm so sorry;12778420]Floyd ducking Gamboa...[/QUOTE] LOL and when if floyd fights gamboa, all the people that hate floyd (after he kills gamboa) would cry "he picks on little men" its the same thing with hatton. pundits were saying floyd is…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 12-07-2012

[QUOTE=kozone;12777995]I'm not saying Gamboa beats Floyd or that Floyd beats on Gamboa but Gamboa is faster and[B] Floyd has no knockout power[/B] even tough he's the bigger guy! I think the fight who be interesting mainly bc of Gamboas footwork…

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