Apparently 50 Cent was correct in his analysis of Floyd Mayweather‘s reading skills. The rapper challenged Floyd to the Ice Bucket Challenge in addition to reading one page of a Harry Potter book out loud without any mistakes. If successful, 50 would donate $750,000 to ALS. Talk about a new twist in the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Anyway, audio surfaced today of Floyd Mayweather trying to read a short clip via a New York City morning show called The Breakfast Club. Charlamagne Tha God, one of the hosts, read the short script that was part of Mayweather’s drop and it took him 10 seconds. As for Mayweather, it didn’t go so well.
Here is the scrip:
“I’m Floyd Mayweather and I’ve joined IHeartRadio for the Show Your Stripes movement to support the hiring of vets. Go to ShowYourStripes.org, a website that connects veterans with employees and helps businesses find candidates with the best training.”
But this is hardly the end of it! 50 Cent upped the trash talking ante by telling Floyd that he doesn’t have to struggle through a page of Harry Potter. Instead, he will let him read one page of the Dr. Seuss children’s book, Cat in the Hat. However, 50 also states that it has to be on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jon “Bones” Jones is currently the best fighter in UFC by a large margin.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is currently (and has been) the best fighter in boxing for seventeen years.
Fans have debated since UFC came to the forefront of popularity in America about whether a boxer could compete in UFC or if a UFC fighter could compete in boxing. Logically, one would think most likely not. Jon Jones has seven inches in height and 50+ pounds on Mayweather, so the weight class demographics don’t match up between the two. Nonetheless, Jon Jones thinks without a doubt he would be competitive in a “hands only” bout against Floyd Mayweather.
Check out what Bones had to say about in this interview with Power 105.1:
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather is rich. Filthy rich. I mean, his nickname is Money. He never misses a chance to let people know he is boxing’s main attraction or flash his dough. But most people don’t know just how insanely wealthy Floyd is. Right now, his career pay-per-view figures are around $600 million, and given his new five year contract with Showtime, Mayweather is on course to surpass $1 billion. The current record is held by Oscar De La Hoya at $696 million.
Floyd Mayweather is on course to become the first billion dollar boxer, according to his adviser Leonard Ellerbe. Ellerbe was speaking on Bunce’s Boxing Hour where he revealed that Mayweather plans a British fight before the end of 2014.
He told Buncey: “Almost definitely Floyd will overtake Oscar de la Hoya’s pay-per-view record. Floyd is averaging a million homes every time he goes out…Floyd has a tremendous fan base and we’re just looking to go out there and do what he does and continue to give fans what they want…he put the sport on his back and you’ll notice that since we signed the Showtime deal, it has brought a tremendous amount of exposure to the sport from an awareness perspective.”
Mayweather (42-0) will defend his WBC Welterweight championship against challenger Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1) Saturday night in Las Vegas.
All boxing fanatics, and even those who aren’t particularly into the sport, are licking at their chops at the idea of a Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight. That being said, we all know that this has had it’s fair share of difficulties.
The prospect of this actually happening took a hit when Floyd Mayweather went to jail for domestic battery. Given, he only served two months of his original three-month sentence, but it still can deliver a huge blow to his training schedule. I’m not sure that prison conditions, including the nutrition options, are optimal for training for one of the most anticipated boxing matches ever.
So, you would think Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are bitter rivals, right? Continue reading
Undefeated champ Floyd Mayweather is seeking an emergency release from jail, and his lawyers are asking that he be allowed to serve the rest of his three month prison sentence under house arrest. The reason? Mayweather says being confined to his cell for 23 hours a day is rapidly deteriorating his health and taking him out of boxing shape. He claims he may never be able to fight again because of it.
Mayweather’s doctor says being in jail for that long without access to working out could do siginificant, irreversible damage to his body, which has been trained to box for over twenty years. This news is fresh on the heels of Tim Bradley’s controversial decision victory over Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. I firmly believe Floyd needs to get back in the ring as soon as possible in an attempt to save whatever face boxing has left after Saturday night’s debacle.
Maybe it’s setting in with Money Mayweather that it’s going to be a long and lonely 90 days in the slammer. He tweeted out his jailhouse information recently so people could write him letters.
Floyd wants to share his ID info: ID# 01363917, Clark County Detention Ctr, 330 S Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89101 Thanks, @MsJackson
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) June 3, 2012