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50 Cent to walk Mayweather into the ring on May 5

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 24, 2007)…Rap artist 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) will lead “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather into the ring for his WBC super welterweight championship fight against “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on pay-per-view. 50 Cent will be performing his new song “Straight to the Bank,” for the very first time ever in front of a live audience..

Mayweather, the recognized “pound-for-pound” best fighter in the world, and 50 Cent are good friends and were recently seen together in the premiere episode of HBO’s “De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7,” a four-part series currently running Sunday nights at 10:30pm on HBO, which takes an inside look at the fighters and their backgrounds.

“50 Cent is a great friend of mine and it means a lot to me to have him walk me in to the ring and debut his new song,” said Mayweather. “With this fight being the Super Bowl of boxing, the fans and celebrities coming out to the fight and everyone watching around the world will see the greatest show ever.”

“It will be great to walk Floyd to the ring for the biggest fight of his career,” said 50 cent. “Fans will get a taste of my new song and then Floyd is going to show the world why he is the best in the business.”

Curtis releasing June 26, 2007, is 50 Cent’s highly anticipated third major label album. The new album features guest appearances by Eminem, Akon, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.

De La Hoya vs Mayweather "The World Awaits" is for the WBC super welterweight championship, Saturday, May 5 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the fight will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes and in 176 countries around the world.

On Sunday, Apr. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, HBO will premiere episode three of the all-access prime time series "De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7." The four-part series, with unprecedented access, will chronicle the fighters' preparations for the May 5 mega-fight at MGM Grand and will provide viewers with a compelling look at two extraordinary champions.

Article posted on 25.04.2007



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