Floyd Mayweather Responds Directly To The Accusations That He Can’t Read With Video Proof
If you’ve been watching highlights from the circus that is the MayMac tour, you’ll definitely have seen the memorable clip where Conor McGregor asks Floyd Mayweather why he had brought a school bag when he can’t read.
In case you weren’t aware, this isn’t the first time that the legendary boxer has been accused of being illiterate: back in 2014, rapper 50 Cent challenged Floyd to read a page from a Harry Potter book and post it online in order to ‘prove’ that he could read. In return, Fiddy said that he would donate $750,000 USD to a charity of Mayweather’s choice.
After receiving no response, the beef-friendly rapper made another video, telling Mayweather that if he was struggling with Harry Potter, he could read a page from Dr Seuss’ most famous work The Cat in the Hat on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Mayweather didn’t fancy reading either book in front of Jimmy Kimmel’s TV cameras (can’t say I blame him, to be fair) and instead, posted a couple of gargantuan cheques in response:
Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless. pic.twitter.com/dpwE3X7eLR
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 23, 2014
Later in 2014, footage emerged of Mayweather struggling to read a drop for a radio show…
The boxing superstar had been fairly muted up until this point but after the release of that audio, he felt the need to speak out.
“I don’t get paid to read radio drops. I’m capable of having a bad day,” Mayweather said. “I’m not perfect. You know as well as I know, they edited the tape how they wanted to do it.
“Making fun of a person because they can’t read is not funny. It’s tragic. If I really couldn’t read, it would make my accomplishments that much more amazing.”
Little has been said about Floyd’s literacy since then but after Mcgregor brought it up on the first day of their tour, BSOTV have released a clip that not only shows Mayweather reading but also shows him directly responding to the claims that he can’t.
I guess that settles that, then…
WATCH THE CLIP ON THE PLAYER BELOW: