50 Cent got his feet wet in the boxing game last night, promoting Yuriorkis Gamboa on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV undercard. Gamboa beat Michael Farenas in an action-packed fight, and now 50 Cent says he wants to see Gamboa vs Adrien Broner.
"Having the opportunity to get Gamboa a fight, he'd been inactive for about 15 months, he came out and put on an amazing show tonight. He actually got the interim title, right? We're looking forward to moving up and fighting some more exciting fighters in the 135 weight class, like Adrien Broner. We're all a big fan of the new talent that's emerging, so I won't be shy to say that I'm a fan of Adrien Broner. But we want to make the best possible fights, and Gamboa is a big boy, so he wants to be in the mix with the big boys. Look forward to us making the most exciting events possible moving forward."
(on Mayweather-Pacquiao and "seeing the dollar signs go away")
"I sure did. They went right past me. They sure did. No, but, I mean, I'd still like to see that fight, between Floyd and Manny."
(on whether it changed his mind on a Mayweather-Pacquiao winner)
"Absolutely not. When you're dealing with the type of talent like Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, they've all got a puncher's chance. You see what happens in those kind of exchanges. We've seen this several times before in the past. It doesn't take away from (Manny) being an excellent fighter and everyone will be interested in seeing him moving forward, I'm sure."
"I feel very happy to have been a part of this great show, and more importantly to come out with a great performance tonight. Like I said before, I was going to show my will and my counter punching and my exchanges. I wasn't going to let my fans down. A very small step toward a much bigger future. Thank you."
(How hurt were you on the knockdown, and were you going for the kill when it landed?)
"It was definitely a moment where there was a good exchange. I was going in for the kill at that precise moment. I felt that I had the upper hand. He landed a good left hook."
(How did it feel to be back in the ring and in an action fight?)
"It's very simple. I'm a warrior, and I came to win. That's what happened."