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50 Cent baits Floyd Mayweather to fight Yuriorkis Gamboa, hints Floyd's been scared to fight Manny Pacquiao all along

50 Cent and his newly formed SMS promotions still wants to be in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing business, even if he's no longer on the same side. Will Money Mayweather take the bait? Stay tuned.

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In yet another episode of late night ramblings on twitter, 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson, used the social media network to not only call out Floyd Mayweather Jr, but to embarrass him. Ever since the two "former" "best" friends couldn't come to terms over starting a new promotional company together, their public relationship has slowly deteriorated. Late Friday night 50 began to jab Mayweather over "pulling out" of their "agreed upon" promotional entity known as TMT, short for The Money Team. After Mayweather passed on immediately joining forces from a business standpoint, 50 has since started a new company titled SMS promotions.

Although 50 lost IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib to Mayweather Promotions, he has retained Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell. He's now "trying" to secure high profile fights for them. 50 wants to make Andre Dirrell-Andre Ward (more on that later) and Gamboa- Mayweather. Here's how it all started:

GAMBOA WANTS TO FIGHT FLOYD. I will put up a extra 20 million for the winner. He don't like it that Floyd pulled out.
Ellerbee you a broke bum. GAMBOA want to fight Floyd tell him lace up. Lol
GAMBOA is the truth, FLOYD no that, stop tricking and Fight
If you say Floyd a kill GAMBOA tell him fight.
GAMBOA MOVING UP IN WEIGHT FLOYD. You should have know not to go against me PUNK

Once 50 called Mayweather a punk the pound for pound king decided to show up. Maybe word just got to him that 50 was trying to make a fool out of him on twitter. Maybe he was reading all along and finally got fed up. Maybe Floyd Sinclair and Curtis Jackson are actually in bed together (no homo?), pulling the wool over all our eyes... Whatever the case may be this is how Mayweather chose to respond:

SMS = Snakes Maneuver Slick
SMS = Sisters Managing Sports
SMS = Similar Mayweather Show

50, not to be upstaged, obviously had to hit right back...and he hit hard:

I can't hang out with Floyd no more,I'm tired of running from manny pacquiao

After that Curtis was pretty much done with Floyd (although more delayed tweets come as I write this). He threw his low blow and bounced. But when does a heavyweight championship fight ever end like that? OK, besides Tunney-Sharkey... Anyways, Floyd retaliated with this:

A male boxing groupie.. hold my belts because your album sales have declined
Fuck Boy you look cute in that jacket

50 made a brief reappearance just to tell a random twitter user that Floyd is too incompetent to operate and has someone else do it for him. That didn't stop Floyd from using it though:

I respect the shooter not the one who got shot
Hold my money Fuck Boy

After that Mayweather changed the subject and faded away. But I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back at 50 again once he reads more recent tweets:

I'm gonna make BIG FLOYD rich. Floyd stop spending your money on hoe's man they don't love you fool.
MONEY Floyd you know I have more MONEY then you.Al Haymen got you on a Allowance, you go broke every fight stupid.

For whatever comes after that is up to you to follow. Their twitter IDs are @50Cent and @FloydMayweather. Knock yourselves out. But before I go let's briefly address the shots 50 Cent took at Andre Ward and what kind of farce Mayweather-Gamboa actually is. Firstly, this is what 50 had to "say" to Ward (I imagine it would be quite different if they were face to face):

Andre ward f✓ ck you boy.@ANDREDIRRELL looking for you to fight boy
Andre ward VS. Andre Dirrell . He gone get the belt then we gone get it on.

Honestly I doubt Dirrell even approves of 50 addressing Ward that way. The 2004 Olympic team mates are friends, real ones that aren't putting on acts. Many are under the impression Dirrell never wanted to fight Ward during the Super Six and even faked or exaggerated a concussion received from Arthur Abraham to get out of the tournament. Honestly it's more likely that Anthony Dirrell faces Andre Ward.

As for Mayweather-Gamboa, does it not feel like De La Hoya-Pacquiao to you all over again? All that's left is for 50 to convince Money May to drain down to a division where he hasn't fought in 7+ years... If he does, maybe we'll actually pick the little guy this time around.

Ryan Bivins is a staff writer for BadLeftHook. You can contact him on twitter (@sweetboxing) or through email (

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