The “lover’s quarrel” is now public. After months a verbal jabs from 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather has finally begun responding with taunts of his own, igniting a Twitter and Instgram argument last night to the entertainment of boxing and music fans alike. Mayweather began posting pictures of 50 calling him a “male groupie” and belittling his attempts to gain a foothold in boxing under SMS Promotions. 50 responded in kind by blaming Floyd for the breakup by refusing to fight Yuriorkis Gamboa, who has remained with 50 and is tentatively scheduled to fight on Top Rank’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV card. In addittion, 50 claimed Floyd is “broke” and living off an “allowance” from Al Haymon. Some of the highlights are included below.
These two are something else. Even with the personalities involved, it’s amazing how quickly the “The Money Team” dissolved. As far as 50 goes, if he hopes to stay in boxing he must grasp the reality that his rap beef tactics, which have already run their course in this Hip-Hop era, will get him nowhere in boxing. Sure, guys like Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer and Top Rank’s Bob Arum can be just as spiteful and petty, but they have the common sense not to put their business on Front Street and squabble like teenagers.
The most interesting (and odd) thing about these tweets was 50′s accusation that Floyd “ducked” a fight with Yuriokis Gamboa. If 50 really did propose that fight I can see why Floyd ended their business relationship. Gamboa was set to make his debut at 140 earlier this year, but you throw him in there with Floyd, who just fought at junior middleweight in May?
And the shot at Andre Ward in hopes of getting his fighter Andre Dirrell a fight were laughable. Dirrell, for all his talent, has been wasting away on the shelf for the last year and done nothing to even have his name uttered in the same sentence with S.O.G. at this point.
I’m sure this will be the first of many jabs Floyd and 50 will continue taking at each other. Expected 50 to go dig up some old groupies of Mayweather’s while Floyd all of sudden gets cozy with Rick Ross and a few other 50 adversaries.