50 Cent Talks His Prize Fighter, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Kendrick Lamar and G-Unit’s New Energy
Aside from being one of the biggest forces in rap to come from NYC, 50 Cent’s no slouch as a businessman either. Since the mid 2000‘s, various deals have earned him millions outside of rap. You know how it goes, winners roll together. Which is why it doesn’t take much to figure out why 50‘s boxing promotions company, SMS Promotions, roster of fighters are a combined 100-3 in the ring, with 71 of those 100 wins coming by way of knockout. Ranging from young, up-and-comers like Ryan Martin to vets of the game like James Kirkland, Fiff rolls with a crew that puts in work in the ring.
His prize fighter, Yuriorkis Gamboa, is currently 23-0 and seems well on his way to becoming boxing’s next big thing. We talked to 50 about Gamboa’s upcoming fight for the World Light Heavyweight Championship title against fellow undefeated World Champ, Terrence Crawford. 50 also dropped gems on now being one of Hip-Hop’s OG’s, which young artists have his attention and what’s different with G-Unit this time around.
Click the arrows above to keep reading the interview and make sure to watch 50’s fighter, Yuri Gamboa, take on Terence Crawford for the WBO Light-heavyweight Championship this Saturday, June 28th on HBO Boxing After Dark at 10 p.m. ET/PT.