Even though there’s currently no way of knowing how good Fat Joe would have been in the ring, or what he’s capable of in that setting, it was mentioned by Joe himself via Instagram Live that at the height of his beef with 50-Cent he was offered millions of dollars to take that beef to the ring.
At the ten-minute mark of the video Fat Joe was quoted as saying: “I wouldn’t do it. When I had beef with 50 Cent, people were, like, fake offering me $10 million, $5 million, to go fight 50 one-on-one,” he said. “I’m not scared of 50. I’d fight him for free half the time! But to get knocked out on TV, it’s tough.”
Joe remembered the story with the goal of explaining why people should be empathizing with Nate Robinson, who was recently floored by YouTuber Jake Paul in the boxing ring. Following the rumble with Paul in the ring on Saturday, Nate Robinson became the butt of almost every joke on the Internet. It’s Fat Joe’s belief that the public should be nicer to those that have the courage to entertain them.
“I’m talking about my brother Nate Robinson. How many of you would have the heart to get in the ring at a Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight and fight one-on-one against another guy,” said Fat Joe. “And so, yeah, he caught the L. But it’s so much heart of a lion to go in there and fight and I don’t think people are giving him the respect they should. And then a lot of people on social media, meaning you, just like to talk shit. Basically, you wouldn’t do the shit yourself.”
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