50 Cent answers the bell

No Money, no problem: 50 Cent tries his hand as a boxing promoter

Originally Published: March 21, 2013
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

THIS WASN'T HOW he wanted his big weekend to go. Late on March 1, 50 Cent (ne Curtis James Jackson III) walked to the ring at Foxwoods casino's MGM Grand Theater, delighting the capacity crowd with an impromptu rendition of "New Day." A few hours later, as co-promoter of his first boxing card, he took one square on the chin, watching his fighter Billy Dib lose the main event, and his IBF featherweight title, in a split decision to Evgeny Gradovich.

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