ByJim Edwards, writer at
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Jim Edwards

Both and will be cashing in big time on August 26 when the two go toe-to-toe in a once in a lifetime boxing super fight, but seemingly they won’t be the only ones getting paid.

An unlikely third party is also set to have their pockets lined with dollars, and he won’t even need to punch, or get punched in the face, for his troubles.

Rapper Ice Cube currently has the T-Mobile Arena venue booked for August 26 for his 3-on-3 basketball league, BIG3, championship game. Despite the big fight announcement last week, the league has shown no sign, publicly, that they are willing to move venues for the fight to take place, going as far as tweeting out a picture last Friday showing the BIG3 logo plastered on the front of the arena.

While there were some concerns at first, it appears now that Ice Cube is willing to negotiate about potentially moving the game, but, of course, he’s looking to get paid in the process.

Photo: Ice Cub BIG3 Owner Photo: BIG3 Twitter
Photo: Ice Cub BIG3 Owner Photo: BIG3 Twitter

“If they do what they’re supposed to do and make us happy, yeah, we’ll move,” Ice Cube told ‘Undisputed’ on FS1.

“We’re talking about it. I think we can get there.”

The logical move would be for the two parties to swap venues. Last week it was widely reported that Mayweather Promotions currently has the MGM Grand Garden Arena booked.

The T-Mobile Arena can hold up to 20,000 people for a boxing match, which is approximately 4,000 more than the MGM. The venue was opened in 2016 and has so far staged three UFC events including UFC 200, UFC 207 and UFC 209.

No doubt an update will follow shortly.

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