Printer Friendly

Floyd Mayweather Proves He Can Read, Releases An Audio Of Him Reading.

50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read a page of Harry Potter on Instagram in lieu of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as he accused him of inability to read, but Power 105.1's Charlamagne released an audio wherein Mayweather is struggling to read a scripted radio spot - which added fuel to the fire.

The Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent grouse to each other was once again heated up, when 50 Cent challenged the undefeated American boxer to read a page of Harry Potter, which was later downgraded to reading The Cat in the Hat on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Mayweather stayed silent about the whole issue then, an audio of himself recording a radio bumper recently emerged. The audio was a simple script identifying a charity and himself and it is pretty obvious that the boxer is having a hard time.

"I'm Floyd Mayweather, and I've joined IHeartRadio for the Show Your Stripes movement to support the hiring of vets. Go to, a website that connects veterans with employees and helps businesses find candidates with the best training," the man in the audio said.

Mayweather's publicist Kelly Swanson defended the boxer and said on an email to Media Members that the reports about Mayweather's inability to read, which was all over the Internet are not true.

Swanson provided a couple of videos of Mayweather reading lines for promotions for his fight against Marcos Maidana and CBS sports.

Meanwhile, Charlamagne Tha God feels bad about releasing the Floyd video as he didn't realise adult illiteracy was quite so prevalent.

"In hindsight, I feel a little bad about it, just a little, because I didn't know there were that many people out there suffering from illiteracy," Charlamagne said according to a report on

Thus far, Floyd Mayweather's only response to his illiteracy has come from his check book. He posted a photo on Twitter and Instagram with the caption, "Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless."

COPYRIGHT 2014 International Business Times
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Aug 27, 2014
Previous Article:MTV Star Diem Brown Overwhelmed By Support As She Battles Cancer For The Third Time.
Next Article:2014 FIBA World Cup Preview: Argentina.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters