50 Cent has officially announced the launch of his boxing promotion firm, SMS Promotions. The company recently got its promoter’s license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after being approved for a license in New York earlier this year.
50 says, “I love boxing and have always been a big fan of the sport, so it feels especially great for me to be involved with the game at this level. My goal is to build SMS Promotions into one of boxing’s most respected promoters and bring the best fights to audiences nationwide.”
SMS Promotions has already acquired four fighters — Yuriorkis Gamboa, Andre Dirrell, Billy Dib and Celestino Caballero. 50 had previously planned to go into the promotions business with Floyd Mayweather Junior, but they had a public falling out after Money was recently released from jail.