With $100,000 riding on a bizarre boxing match he instigated between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown, 50 Cent isn't taking any chances. After betting that much on Brown with longtime rival and former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather announced he'd be training Soulja to improve his own odds, forcing Fiddy to play the ultimate trump card: calling in Mike Tyson to train Brown.
In an Instagram video later retweeted by an overawed Brown, 50 Cent had a phone conversation with the notoriously volatile Tyson, saying, "Listen Mike, they say Floyd’s going to be training Soulja Boy so I said I’ve gotta get Mike Tyson to train Chris Brown." The former heavyweight champ, convicted felon, and known ear-biter replied, "Yeah, Soulja Boy’s gonna get fucked up!"
Brown has already taunted Soulja Boy with a Photoshop of himself standing over the rapper's unconscious body in a boxing ring, of course, and has said that he's given up sex, drinking, and smoking to get fit for the bout. Soulja, meanwhile, has said that he's inviting Rihanna, who allegedly turned to him for support after Brown assaulted her in 2009. He claims that this was the real starting point of their social-media-beef-turned-boxing-challenge, not the affections of model Karrueche Tran, in whose comments to two had originally been sparring.
The real winner so far, though, has been the perennially broke hustler 50 Cent, who is already working on inciting another real-life rapper fight, this one between 21 Savage and 22 Savage, presumably for the rights to the name.
Fiddy as a stunt boxing promoter? It feels like he's finally found his true calling.