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In the premiere episode of ROAD TO BROOKLYN, JAY Z’s Life+Times looks at how the Barclays Center arena and new home of the Brooklyn Nets arena came to become a fixture in the borough.
The report goes on to say that TMT Promotions, which just announced this past July, is no more, with the lawyers of one TMT’s fighters reporting that their client will be repped by Mayweather Promotions after being told 50 Cent was no longer promoting bouts. But even more head scratching, it seems that initially the plan was for 50, Mayweather and Pacquiao were to form a company, according to Pac Man’s advisor Michael Koncz..
“50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company. Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it. I explained the idea to Manny. We already have a promotional company, MP Promotions, and we have already done three separate promotions from Top Rank…on a small scaler. I have to take the blame for that. I’m in charge of it. There is an element missing there, but I have so much to do with Manny – that I haven’t got that company to where I want it,” Koncz told BoxingScene.com.
“I think with 50 Cent, with his entertainment connections and his popularity there, combining that with Manny’s popularity and expertise in boxing – we can bring a new flavor to boxing – we can excite some young boxers and I think we can sign some top quality boxers. I spoke to 50 Cent tonight and confirmed that we’re going to go forward. Manny is coming here this weekend for other business, but we’re all excited about it. With 50’s influence in the music industry – we want to put a different flavor on the shows.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs and Misa Hylton-Brim hit the Rose Ball in Pasadena, California to take in their son, Justin’s first game as a UCLA Bruin.
As he gears up for his one man show in Vegas Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Live on Stage which is now scheduled from April 13th – 18th the former champ talks to USA Today about what we should expect.
Sports Illustrated has a story on how Antoine Walker blew the $110 million he made as a player and now makes $25k a year.
Antoine Walker’s NBA Championship ring just sold for $21,500 … which would have been great news for Antoine, if he wouldn’t have been FORCED to sell as part of his bankruptcy case.
Walker — who won the ring as a member of the 2006 Miami Heat — filed for bankruptcy back in 2010 … claiming he racked up more than $12.7 million in debts … but had only $4 mill in assets.
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $25,000 for posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter account, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.
The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road.
Five plays after the 49ers’ Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, Tynes kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC championship game Sunday.
In another tight one in this decades-old postseason rivalry, both defenses made key stops before New York capitalized on a rare mistake in San Francisco’s resurgent season. Williams’ blunder put the Giants in perfect position for another sensational finish in a season full of them.
Let’s Go G-Men!
A judge in Las Vegas Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence for his
guilty plea in a domestic violence case, allowing the boxer to meet contractual obligations for a Cinco de Mayo fight. (Jan. 6)
Mayweather was in court yesterday to turn himself in and had a few supporters on deck including his Money Team co-hort Ray J and Lil Kim.
With millions on the line, Floyd’s team let it be known that his fights bring in millions for the city and the judge was in aggreence as she weighed his contractual obligations.
Still no word on his fight with Pacquiao.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will face $3,000 in fines and could be sentenced to between two days and 18 months in the Clark County jail after pleading Wednesday to one count of battery domestic violence and two harassment charges.
Mayweather, who seems to be a picking boy for frivolous lawsuits, also conceded to a victory over a dispute with his homeowner association’s guard.
Mayweather’s deal also includes him pleading no contest next week to misdemeanor battery and paying a $1,000 fine for poking a 21-year-old homeowner association security guard in the face during a November 2010 argument about parking tickets on vehicles outside the boxer’s home in an exclusive, suburban Las Vegas community.