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Floyd Mayweather vs 50 Cent tale of the tape: How old pals at war with each other compare as rapper eyes boxing fight

, Floyd Mayweather vs 50 Cent tale of the tape: How old pals at war with each other compare as rapper eyes boxing fight

50 Cent has opened the door to a celebrity boxing match with former best friend Floyd Mayweather.

The rapper – real name Curtis Jackson – was asked who would be able to convince him into the ring.

How Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent compare

He responded: “I’d fight Floyd.”

It would be just the next chapter in their long-running feud, which dates back to 2012.

The likelihood that the internet rivals ever box is slim, but here SunSport details how they compare and where it all went wrong.

Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor.

UFC president Dana White even revealed 50 Cent kickstarted the negotiations for the crossover fight, after telling him Floyd wanted to beat McGregor.

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Mayweather since returned for an exhibition in Japan where he knocked over featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

And he is set for a similar spectacle bout against YouTuber Logan Paul, despite the event moving from its original February date.

Floyd Mayweather’s last fight in 2018 against Tenshin Nasukawa

For much of Mayweather’s career, 50 Cent was an ever-present member of his entourage, in training camp and on fight nights.

The music artist would rap the boxing legend into the ring and featured heavily on HBO’s behind-the-scenes ’24/7′ series.

But in 2012, when Mayweather went to prison, Jackson claims to have helped set up The Money Team and says he was owed $2million.

When Mayweather was released and showed no signs of paying up, 50 Cent then insists that’s where the trouble started.

Jackson has repeatedly accused Mayweather of running out of money – despite the 50-0 icon topping Forbes rich list of the decade with a £706m fortune.

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, Floyd Mayweather vs 50 Cent tale of the tape: How old pals at war with each other compare as rapper eyes boxing fight

50 Cent used to be part of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage

50 Cent

Jackson’s foray into pro boxing began alongside his friendship with Mayweather but he later embarked on a career of his own.

He launched SMS Promotions and signed the likes of Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell, both former world champions.

But in 2015, the banner filed for bankruptcy.

50 Cent has claimed in the past he boxed as an amateur as a teenager with rumours he even competed in the New York Golden Gloves.

But Jackson had no time for a prizefighting career having released his first album in 2000.

, Floyd Mayweather vs 50 Cent tale of the tape: How old pals at war with each other compare as rapper eyes boxing fight

50 Cent training in Floyd Mayweather’s boxing gym

He would frequently show off his skills in Mayweather’s Las Vegas gym alongside the boxer’s late uncle and former trainer Roger.

Despite leaving the boxing business as a promoter, 50 Cent made the move over to MMA, working with the UFC’s nearest competitors Bellator.

Bellator in 2018 announced a multi-pronged licensing deal with the rapper, who put in $1m of his own money for their welterweight GP winner.

50 Cent once dramatically lost just under FOUR STONE to play a homeless man in the film ‘Things Fall Apart’, where he ended up weighing 11st 4lb.

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But even that would mean he still outweighs Mayweather, whose career heaviest was in 2012 against Miguel Cotto, at 10st 7lb.

, Floyd Mayweather vs 50 Cent tale of the tape: How old pals at war with each other compare as rapper eyes boxing fight

50 Cent pictured with Floyd Mayweather

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