WBC welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather, has been reluctant to talk about his broken relationship with former close friend 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson), but he finally opened up to during a conversation with Ben Thompson.
Thompson recently revealed that 50 Cent and former Mayweather associate Tommy Summers, tried to convince Floyd to cut ties with business advisor Al Haymon while he was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention, and FightHype.com was able to get a hold of a letter sent to “Money.”
Floyd Mayweather didn’t go into the details of his relationship with 50 Cent, but he reaffirmed his loyalty with long-time advisors Leonard Ellerbe and Haymon.
“It speaks for itself,” Mayweather said about the attempted takeover. “I love Al Haymon. Of course, any friends are going to bump heads, but at the end of the day, I’m loyal to who I’m with. … Me and Leonard been through a lot of ups and downs together, but at the end of the day, he’s in my corner. He rides with me and I ride with him. I stick with my team. I’m loyal to my team. … We don’t always see eye to eye, me and Al don’t always see eye to eye, but we get the business taken care of at the end of the day.”
In the letter, Summers — who has the writing skills of an uneducated child at best — tried to convince Floyd that Haymon was limiting his potential earnings, stating “Money” would be better off letting him take control of his career. Given the fact 50 Cent and Summers were recently seen together in a picture with former WBO welterweight Manny Pacquiao, it’s easy to deduce that the two were working together.
Floyd Mayweather is one of the most business savvy boxers in history, so it’s not surprising that he was wise enough to see past Summers’ takeover attempt. However, it’s startling that some of those closest to Floyd tried to take advantage of him, considering the fact his crew has always looked pretty tight on the outside.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.