Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reading challenge: The champ hits back on Twitter

See also

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be having the last laugh after 50 Cent and Power 105.1 host Charlemagne Tha God threw jabs at the champ for his apparent lack of reading skills. After a reading challenge and some embarrassing radio clips, Mayweather made a statement of his own. On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to Twitter and showed 50 Cent and Charlemagne why his reading ability (or lack of) doesn't really matter to him. With that many numbers after the dollar sign, he can afford a tutor or two.

50 Cent offered up a challenge to Mayweather earlier this week. He said he would donate $750,000 to the charity or organization of Mayweather's choice if he could read just one page of a Harry Potter book out loud. Charlemagne jumped on that bandwagon and played out takes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. attempting to read a 10 second radio promo and having trouble getting past his own name.

Even though a few of the Power 105.1 hosts weren't so hot to play the unedited reel, Charlamagne defended it and the clip has garnered a lot of attention. Charlemagne said on air, "I got nothing but respect for Floyd Mayweather. He’s the greatest defensive fighter of all time, but I got a show to do. I gotta sell tickets too, baby. Just like he likes to put on a show, I like to put on a show to. This is for our listeners' benefit." Clearly Charlamagne wanted to ensure he wouldn't be on the other side of the champion boxer's wrath.The clip was pretty humiliating.

Mayweather has been unusually silent during this whole ordeal. Normally he's one to exchange quips back and forth with the likes of 50 Cent. It seems this time though, he was saving all his energy for the knockout punch. The latest Twitter posting by Mayweather shows a picture of two checks made out to him. The caption says, "Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless." After a double-check, he got his math right at least.

Advertisement