There's a saying my grandfather was very fond of: never be so angry at someone that you can't take their money.
Former rapper and part-time Mayweather antagonizer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is quite confident in his rival's chances in his upcoming bout against Manny Pacquiao. So confident, in fact, that he's putting down $1.6 million on a "Money" victory. Mayweather's currently sitting at around -225, so if he does manage to keep his "O" intact, he'll net Jackson a cool $711,111.111.
That's quite a sum, but it's worth remembering that Jackson's luck in boxing hasn't been stellar.
After splitting with "The Money Team," Jackson founded SMS Promotions, filling it with a small but talented roster. To get an idea of his recent success, that roster includes/included:
Billy Dib: Currently fighting opponents outside of the top 100 in his weight class after two brutal losses to Evgeny Gradovich.
Andre Dirrell: Has fought one top-50 foe since his disqualification win over Arthur Abraham in 2010. Fought three times since last August, but had fought just once since December of 2011 prior.
James Kirkland: Two fights since 2011. Currently scheduled to face Saul Alvarez in a guaranteed moneymaker and, because he can't help but shoot himself in the foot at every opportunity, isn't working with longtime trainer Ann Wolfe for it.
Yuriorkis Gamboa: Fought just four times over the course of two years, got knocked out by Terence Crawford, and was linked to an anti-aging clinic busted for selling performance-enhancing drugs.
Still, who knows? He might get lucky this time.
In any case, we'll keep you covered on this as well as all things Money-Pac, which takes place on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on their epic showdown here).