Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has kept the heat on his beef with former best friend Floyd Mayweather by calling the pound for pound star a fool for losing out on a multi-million dollar fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Jackson, who acrimoniously split from Mayweather earlier this year to begin his own SMS Promotions, tweeted the message after Juan Manuel Marquez laid out Pacquiao with a shuddering right hook on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The hip-hop star’s own fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa picked up the interim WBA super-featherweight in an entertaining Fight of the Year contender against Michael Farenas on the same bill and Jackson in not against the Cuban fighting Mayweather in the near future.
Floyd, 35, is pencilled in to fight next on May 4, most probably in Las Vegas on his ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ promotion, but will most likely face Saul Alvarez or Robert Guerrero in what will be his 44th professional fight.
A clash with Pacquiao looks dead in the water after two years of failed back and forth negotiations and unless the Filipino can re-ignite his career in 2013, a money-spinning bout seems destined to never make it to the ring.
As for Jackson and Mayweather, their friendship also looks confined to the scrap-heap after a troubled year and it may just be a matter of time before their promotional companies come head-to-head in combat.