50 Cent, whose TMT Promotions project fell apart before it could even start, is keeping his eyes on the boxing game, and has decided to apply for a promoter's license in Nevada, filing under the name SMS Promotions, and without the involvement of Floyd Mayweather.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has a license in the state of New York already, and will almost certainly be granted the same in Nevada. He will meet with the commission in November.
"Floyd Mayweather's name is not mentioned, and he has changed the name of the company to SMS Promotions," said Kizer, who expects the application to be the subject of the NSAC's mid-November meeting.
"We will have a big meeting in mid-November. Nothing is set. We probably won't know the exact date until early November, but it will probably be around Nov. 15."
It was expected that Jackson and Mayweather would co-run TMT, with others involved, but their falling out led to the demise of that company. Jackson still has Yuriorkis Gamboa under contract, as far as anyone knows, and could be looking to move quickly so he can get himself involved with the Pacquiao-Marquez IV card on December 8 as an official promoter of record for Gamboa, who is rumored to be returning on that show.
50 Cent has recently had meetings with Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank, and attended the Chavez Jr-Martinez show in Las Vegas on September 15.
Yeah and I am sure 50 got it all planed out man... he even considered the fall out case... i recall That last mayweather fight with Cotto he was already rocking that sms hat on the ring... people around the world didn't necessarily know about SMS AUDIO... Plus he had his promotion License first in New York and he was making a deal with Pacquiao at the same time cauz he was not sure what Maymeather answer would be... now that it is clear he did what he had to do... Make the deal with Pacquiao and change the name for SMS Promotion in Vegas... and it is not bad at all cauz Pacquiao is way more popular than Mayweather outside the U.S.
The real issue is 50 lol dude been looking for a vitamin water quick money repeat with Floyd instead of grinding it out... I will transpose the issue in the hip-hop world...
It is like WILL SMITH (50) and his associate MANNY FRESH (Tommy) is asking EMINEM (Mayweather)to leave Interscope (OSCAR DE LA HOYA GBP) and start a record label with him and NELLY (PACQUIAO) who is still signed with DEATH ROW (TOP RANK BOB HARUM) because JIMMY IOVINE (AL HAYMON) is taking advantage of him... What would you think if you were Eminem?
And there is more lool MANNY FRESH (TOMMY) is trying to convince EMINEM that he is sure that he will be a BILLIONAIRE in three years if he leaves INTERSCOPE and he will secure him all the exposure he needs on mtv bet etc and he will make sure that concert shows all over the world will be packed... I mean What would you do if you were Eminem?