50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. appear to be very close to adding another top notch fighter to their TMT Promotions team.
ESPN is reporting that former five-time world champion Zab Judah and 50 are in the advanced stages of negotiations.
"I just left 50," Judah told ESPN's Dan Rafael. "He's a very interesting person. I've spent a lot of time with him when he was in (Las) Vegas (where Judah lives). We've been friends. I've been knowing 50 for a long time. His brain for business is phenomenal. We met Monday and (Tuesday). When you're doing big things it takes time. Anything that comes fast is not worth it. We're planning on doing it big. I like what 50 brings to the table. It's a great game plan. I think it will be a very good situation that will play out in boxing. It'll be something new and fresh."
Judah is a free agent now after his contract with Kathy Duva's Main Events ran out. If things go according to plan his next bout will be a title fight. Either against IBF junior welterweight world champion, Lamont Peterson, who may be stripped of his title after a recent positive drug test. Or he could face undefeated Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KO) for the vacant IBF title.
Zudah sounded confident that either fight would take place under the TMT Promotions banner.
50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Zab Judah
"It's gonna be a dream team to have Zab Judah, Floyd Mayweather, Dirrell, Gamboa, Dib all in one circle," Zudah said of the team TMT has already assembled. "[the deal] will be done. In the coming days. We're just waiting on 'Money May' to come home [from jail]."