Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s moves to enter the world of boxing as a promoter are bearing fruit, as the rapper will put on his latest card tonight (July 24) at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Billed “Broadway Boxing,” Fif’s SMS Promotions will partner with veteran Lou Dibella’s Dibella entertainment for the show.
Tonight’s main event will feature former world junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (30-2, 8KO’s) versus Jamaal Davis (14-9-1, 6KO’s). Foreman, a Belarus-born Israel native, held the WBA championship belt after losing the title in 2010 to Miguel Cotto, suffering a knee injury in the bout. After a two-year hiatus, Foreman is on the comeback trail after earlier success in his career showed promise.
Davis, also 32, is a relative journeyman known for delivering tough challenges to more heralded fighters. According to an ESPN report, Dibella is bringing Foreman along slowly. Foreman has since relocated to Park Slope in Brooklyn, and is nearing completion of his studies to become a rabbi.
Although the event is good news for 50’s business aims, the Queens native was due to appear in court this week to address the domestic violence charges brought against him. The court date has been postponed until a later time.
Check out the next page to see the flyer for tonight’s Broadway Boxing event.