50 Cent's apparent teaming with Manny Pacquiao caught much of the general public off-guard considering Pacquiao's long-standing rivalry with 50's good friend, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Pacquaio recently spoke to MTV about he and 50's plans to launch a promotions company, and says that the venture could lead to the long-awaited Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
"I love music, and he likes boxing also," he said. "We're talking about that and we're discussing. We didn't finalize yet because I'm so busy right now and he's busy right now...there's a possibility to make that fight [between Pacquiao and Mayweather] happen. Maybe not this time, but some other time. Right now I'm focused on December 8."
"We've very close to it, I've been talking to 50 Cent now for over a month and a half, close to two months. It's becoming a reality, more than a possibility," he said. "I think we're going to end up doing something together before the year is out...I believe [50 and Mayweather] have a true friendship and all true friends have arguments periodically, but that's not my business. Floyd is always welcome, if we put this together...[50 and Floyd] approached us, they came to us and initially it was 50 Cent, Floyd and Manny. We don't have a problem with Floyd. Manny doesn't have any anger or resentment."