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Rapper 50 Cent Calls Out Floyd Mayweather To Celebrity Boxing Match

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Rapper 50 Cent Calls Out Floyd Mayweather To Celebrity Boxing Match

In a year that has seen YouTubers and NBA players make their professional boxing debuts, now it seems it's a rapper's turn to make the famous walk.

50 Cent has thrown down the gauntlet to boxing royalty Floyd Mayweather, challenging the undefeated 49-0 fighter to a celebrity bout.

But while the idea of getting his hands on Mayweather does sound appealing for 50 Cent, he admits that making weight in the first place might prove a tricky task.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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45-year-old rap legend 50 says he'd be down to step in the ring with arguably one of the greatest boxers of all-time.

The pair, who used to be close friends, have had a rather up-and-down relationship after their public falling out back in 2012.

They've both exchanged heated words via social media down the years, 50 Cent most notably posting a video insisting he'd donate money to Mayweather's chosen charity if the boxer could successfully read one full page of a Harry Potter book.

Unfortunately, he didn't respond.

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And when 50 Cent appeared on V-103's The Morning Culture radio show, he was asked which celebrity he'd like to go toe-to-toe with in the ring.

He replied: "I'd fight Floyd (Mayweather) if I could get down there.

"I don't think I could make weight though. Or he'd just have to let me not get down to 150 (pounds).

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"I tried, I looked like a homeless person. I could make it down to probably, like 180 (pounds)."

While the bout is definitely sellable in the eyes of potential promoters, the two fighters themselves don't exactly match up on paper.

To put it simply, 50 Cent is a lot larger than Mayweather.

During his decorated boxing career, the biggest weight class Mayweather ever fought at was super-welterweight - which is 154 pounds.

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But even during his other fights across multiple divisions, Mayweather was notorious for stepping onto the scales much lighter than his opponents - most notably against Oscar De La Hoya where he weighed four pounds lighter than the light middleweight limit.

Floyd Mayweather. Credit: PA
Floyd Mayweather. Credit: PA

Their sizes just don't match up, but that being said Mayweather has agreed to take on YouTuber Logan Paul - a bloke who is almost double the size of the 5-foot-6-inch former world champ.

Perhaps a catch weight will be arranged?

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Either way, you can guarantee that a celebrity bout between Mayweather and 50 Cent will sell a bunch of Pay Per Views.

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Topics: Boxing, Australia, Floyd Mayweather

Max Sherry
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