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50 Cent is planning to place an extravagant £1m bet on Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao in May's pound-for-pound blockbuster.
The most eagerly anticipated fight in boxing history has finally been scheduled for May 2nd following years of speculation and failed negotiations.
In an interview alongside G Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, the rapper - who used to form part of Mayweather's 'Money Team' - told Power 105.1's 'The Breakfast Club' about the extraordinary seven figure wager, which could return a tidy profit of £500,000.
"I got champ [Mayweather]. Champ gonna smoke him. It's gonna look like look like [the fight] was pumped up for no reason," he said.
When asked whether he would bet on the fight, 50 Cent replied: "Probably like $1.6m [just over £1m]."
Carl Frampton's mentor, Barry McGuigan, has told us the Ulsterman wll become a boxing superstar ahead of his IBF super-bantamweight title defence against tough Mexican-American Chris Avalos this weekend.
Speaking to reporter Gabriel Clarke from ITV Sport, who will broadcast the fight live on Saturday night, McGuigan said:
You do not get genius without having the flip-side and this guy, I've got a kid who's immensely talented, and in the next couple of years he's really going to become a superstar. But he's a nice guy, he's just so easy to work with. It's fantastic to see him develop.
Watch the big fight live on ITV from 10.50pm on Saturday February 28, with undercard and build-up on ITV4 from 7.30pm.
Carl Frampton says that no one has ever even come close to beating him in the boxing ring and claims that he has fought far better opponents than Chris Avalos.
Frampton has had 19 bouts and won by knockout in 13 of them and is the current IBF World Super Bantamweight champion.
'The Jackal', as he's known, faces Avalos in Belfast live on ITV this Saturday 28th February and speaking to ITV Sport ahead of the big fight said: "I've got a natural talent, I like to fight. No one has got close to beating me."
"I've already, in my career, fought better opposition than Chris Avalos and I've dealt with them. It'll be more of the same here."
Boxer Carl Frampton is confident of knocking challenger Chris Avalos out during their live world title fight on ITV.
The Belfast boxer, nicknamed The Jackal, defends his IBF World Super Bantamweight title against Avalos on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in his home town.
Ahead of the big fight, which will be screened live on ITV, he says his 25-year-old opponent - who has lost only twice in 27 professional fights and is the current WBO Bantamweight Champion - is a good boxer but he is going to knock him out.
I genuinely believe I’m the best Super Bantamweight in the World and if the fight goes 12 rounds, I have trained for that. But this guy’s just a little too hittable so I think I will knock him out at some point. I think he’s a good fighter - a typical kind of loud-mouth American. He likes to talk a lot. He has lost twice before against guys who aren’t as good as me. It doesn’t really take a scientist to work out what’s going to happen here. He’s said a lot, so hopefully he can back it up and then we will be in for a good fight.
Floyd Mayweather is relishing the chance to finally go toe-to-toe with Manny Pacquiao after announcing the long-awaited fight will take place in May.
The undefeated 11-times world champion announced the bout by posting a picture of the signed contract on social media platform Shots on Friday night, adding: "I promised the fans we would get this done and we did."
Mayweather, unbeaten after 47 professional fights, and Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, will now go head-to-head in a welterweight world championship unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2.
I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done.
Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2.
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Carl Froch has vacated his IBF super middleweight title as he recovers from the injury that ruled him out of a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, his promoters have announced.
Mandatory challenger James DeGale will now fight the next available contender for the vacant title.
"It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks with terms agreed for the Chavez fight only for me to be unable to proceed in camp due to injury,” said Froch.
“I know what it’s like to wait for a shot and I didn’t want to hold James up in fighting for a World title.
“James is a great fighter and I hope he can go out and win that title and who knows, we may even meet later in the year.”