Rapper 50 Cent seems to be considering a new career. The prominent member of Floyd Mayweather's entourage has revealed that he wants to join him in the boxing ring in the future. Now, videos on YouTube have resurfaced of 50 Cent attacking a speed bag.
Comments After the Fight
Although he has acknowledged his love for the sport in the past, 50 Cent seems serious about becoming a boxer. After the May 5 fight in Las Vegas that kept Floyd Mayweather's perfect record, 50 Cent shared his career aspirations with the media. He mentioned, "I love the sport. I fell in love with it when I was like 12 years old. So it's interesting that I get to live vicariously through Floyd." 50 Cent also shared that he wants to train and become a boxer.
This is not the first time that 50 Cent has indicated his interest in joining Mayweather in the ring. In April 2012, Floyd told reporters that the rapper would be joining the boxing promotion aspect of his business. He also mentioned the possibility that 50 Cent could end up on his undercard. 50 Cent is already helping Mayweather promote his fights by encouraging his Twitter followers to order the May 5 fight again.
50 Cent's comments on May 5 have led to a YouTube resurrection of several videos that show him punching a speed bag. The videos are still being spread among fans on May 9. 50 Cent appears in a video from 2007 at a Los Angeles gym. He is also featured in a video from 2011 that includes Floyd Mayweather Jr. giving him tips on the speed bag.
50 Cent attends many of Mayweather's training sessions and seems like a permanent member of his gym. After spending years by his side, it is not surprising that 50 Cent believes he can step into a ring. The rapper claims that he is slightly over 200 pounds but wants to lose enough weight to reach 168 pounds. Apparently, 50 Cent wants to compete in the super middleweight category and may want to start training to lose the weight.
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