In less than a week, promoter 50 Cent has already tripled the size of the TMT Promotions stable. When it was first revealed that he and good friend Floyd Mayweather had partnered up to form the company, news quickly spread that they had already signed former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell. This past Friday, they added IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib to their roster. Now, FightHype.com has received word that TMT Promotions has also signed former welterweight champion Andre Berto, former welterweight and jr. welterweight champion Zab Judah, and WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero.
The news will no doubt send shockwaves through the industry and will likely reshape the current landscape of boxing. Berto was previously under contract with promoter Lou DiBella, however, according to a source, it was on a fight by fight basis. According to another source, Zab Judah had a similar fight by fight contract with Main Events. Evidently, that's not longer the case, as both Berto and Judah appear to have now found a more permanent home with TMT Promotions. Although neither fighter, nor 50 Cent, were available for comment, it looked like Berto may have hinted at the news late last night when he posted a picture of himself and 50 Cent with the caption, "3 hour Power Meeting with the big homie @50cent.....Big plans in the works," on his official Twitter page.
Celestino Caballero was said to already be signed with Mayweather Promotions, so we assume that his contract was simply taken over by Floyd Mayweather's new company. It's unclear as to what exactly that means for Mayweather Promotions in regards to promoting fighters.
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