50 Cent and Manny Pacquiao Are Forming A Boxing Promotions Company Together

The following statements made by Michael Koncz published on TheRing are not only intriguing in one way, but are absolutely mind blowing in another. If they are indeed true, there is something very unusual and damaging going on with Mayweather Jr. and his former best friend 50 Cent. What I am talking about, is Manny Pacquiao and 50 Cent forming their own joint promotional company:

“I’ve had several conversations and meetings with 50. They approached us with an idea of forming a joint promotional company. I’ve discussed that with Manny, Manny is excited about it. We have MP Promotions, they have TMT Promotions. I think that it brings a different flavor with the connections that 50 Cent has in the entertainment industry, and with Manny’s influence with boxers in the sport. Bringing that together, I think, is good for boxing. I’m hoping that this weekend we can finalize it,” said Koncz.

This is something that neither you nor I could ever see coming. Is this a slap in the face for Mayweather Jr.? If not, then I don’t know what would be. At the same time, I think that Mayweather Jr. hardly cares about it from the financial standpoint, as his own promotional company working together with Golden Boy, is and always will be a much bigger driving force in boxing than MP Promotions.

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said the following regarding TMT Promotions:

“I’ve written two e-mails to 50 Cent’s office asking what, if any role, Mr. Maywather is playing in his promotional company or his promotional team, TMT Promotions, and I have yet to receive any sort of response. Floyd Mayweather’s name does not appear anywhere on the application, only Curtis Jackson’s.”

Does that mean that TMT Promotions was never supposed to involve Mayweather Jr.? Was Floyd only acting as an advisor to Jackson and his new venture? Will Mayweather Jr. be in any way involved in the new promotional company that Koncz was referring to?

“That’s up to Floyd. If Floyd wants to be part of it, Manny’s excited about Floyd possibly joining it. I’ve not had any discussions with Floyd, so I can’t answer for Floyd. The door is always going to be open for Floyd to be a part of this group, because I think that it’s good for boxing,” concluded Koncz.

I don’t know about you, but this is truly phenomenal. Technically, Koncz is not only saying that Manny would love to have Floyd onboard in this idea, but that there is potential that Pacquiao, Mayweather Jr., and 50 Cent could all work together?

Pardon me if I have absolutely no belief in such a thing ever happening. After his falling out with 50 Cent, Mayweather Jr., despite being in absolute love with money, will never join their group. If anything, Floyd might take his time and invest his efforts into making sure that he undermines them as much as he possibly can, and I believe that together with De La Hoya, they can be a vicious enemy for MP/TMT Promotions.

I am curious to see where this goes, and am hoping to get more updates soon.

 

 

Amir Khan vs. Ricky Hatton Being Talked About for 2013

Slowly but surely, as expected, the talks of a Ricky Hatton vs. Amir Khan fight have already began surfacing. According to the Daily Star, Khan’s manager Asif Vali not only thinks that this fight is inevitable, but if actually came to fruition it would sell out the 100,000 seats at Wembley.

“It would be huge. It would be a massive super fight. I’ve spoken to Amir about this and, while he and Ricky are good friends, he knows boxing is a business. They could put their friendship to one side for 12 weeks to prepare for such a big fight. With Ricky coming back, people will inevitably talk about a fight between him and Amir and whether it will happen. I’m sure Ricky will be asked that question at his press conference on Friday and if the opportunity for them to fight arises, then who knows? He’s still young, he’s 33, he’s still got it. He’s got that enthusiasm back. Mainly, that’s because he is training the young fighters at his gym. That’s fired him up and helped him rediscover his hunger again,” stated Vali with what seems to be an overflow of self-assurance.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind, none at all, that this would be one of the hottest selling fights in a very long time. It would enthrall the British fans as well as general boxing enthusiasts right off the bat. Both men would have a lot to gain from a victory in that fight. Hatton is back and wants to experience the feeling of winning another mega fight once again, while Khan is a young confident champion who wants back to the top after losing his fight to Danny Garcia, thus this fight would be all fireworks.

Of course everything depends on what happens in the next fight for both boxers. Both Khan and Hatton have to score an impressive win over their opponents in order to jump straight to their match-up. If either is involved in a lackluster performance, the potential of creating the proper buzz for their fight instantly diminishes, but doesn’t disappear altogether.

If Hatton comes back and is in the same fighting shape as he was before being handed the brutal KO by Pacquiao, I think Khan would have to work very hard for his paycheck. Hatton was never the kind of fighter that would either take a break or fight in a defensive manner. He would keep coming all night, and with that, I think he would take most of Khan’s shots. The only way for Khan to control that kind of Ricky, is to fight backwards. Could Khan do that?

Well apparently Amir left Freddie to look for a new trainer that would impart more defensive wisdom onto Khan, thus we might be in for a surprise when the new Amir Khan takes the stage. Of the younger champions, Khan is surely a tremendous fighter with a lot of potential for even more growth. As much as I can envision him losing his fight against a well trainer Ricky Hatton, I can see Khan knocking out his countryman even more.

I guess only time will tell, as I am fairly confident that this fight will happen sometimes sooner rather than later.

PAULIE MALIGNAGGI TO SERVE AS GUEST ANALYST FOR KNOCKOUT KINGS

“KNOCKOUT KINGS” NEWS & NOTES:

BRIAN KENNY TO HOST TELECAST,

PAULIE MALIGNAGGI TO SERVE AS GUEST ANALYST, JOSESTIO LOPEZ VS. VICTOR ORTIZ ENCORE PRESENTATION TO AIR ON FRIDAY, PLUS PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN

TO BE STREAMED LIVE

 

Quadruple-header This Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Live on SHOWTIME® From MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

 

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 12, 2012) — Emmy award-winning broadcaster Brian Kenny, the longtime anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights and current anchor and host on MLB Network, and WBA Welterweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi have been added to the broadcast team for this Saturday’s four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (SHOWTIME, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

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Saul Canelo Alvarez Stormed By Fans In Las Vegas


 

“KNOCKOUT KINGS”:“Knockout Kings,” headlined by Canelo Alvarez defending his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools, AT&T and O’Reilly Auto Parts.  In the co-featured attractions, WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defends his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in fight presented in association with Promociones Del Pueblo, former World Champion Marcos Maidana faces perennial contender Jesus Soto Karass in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title presented in association with Universum Box-Promotion and Leo Santa Cruz defends his IBF Bantamweight World Championship against former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel.  The Saturday, Sept. 15 quadruple-header, packed with Mexican pride and power, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be televised live on SHOWTIME Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT with preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

Tickets priced at $400, $300, $150, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now and available for purchase.  Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

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