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Rapper, boxing promoter 50 Cent visits ESPN, talks sports and his camp’s role in Friday Night Fights


Multiplatinum recording artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson stopped by ESPN’s Bristol headquarters yesterday for a “Car Wash” to discuss ESPN’s Friday Night Fights tonight, which will feature an IBF world title fight between featherweight champ Billy Dib and challenger Evgeny Gradovich.

The show will be televised live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. 50 Cent’s company, SMS Promotions, handles Dib. The rapper will perform Dib’s walk-out song.

50 Cent also will be the “sparring partner” in the FNF “Fight Plan” segment with ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas. That segment will air before the main event.

In the video above, 50 Cent talks with Front Row about his love for boxing, his favorite ESPN show and commentators, the FNF performance and more.

Video produced by Ariel Bond

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