Floyd Mayweather responds to illiteracy accusations by tweeting a picture of $72,276,000 in checks

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This week, 50 Cent was the latest to turn up the heat in his feud with boxer Floyd Mayweather, daring Mayweather to read one full page of any Harry Potter book “without f****** up,” at which point 50 would donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather’s choosing.

Then, on Friday, DJs on Power 105.1 in New York City played unedited audio of Mayweather struggling to read a “drop,” or short promotional tag, for the radio station. The results were not pretty:

 

 

You’ll note that one of the DJs is rather more uncomfortable with the situation than the other two. But, in their own words, “[they’ve] got to sell tickets, too.”

So: How did Floyd Mayweather, Jr., one of the most-respected and most-feared boxers of his time, respond?

By showing how many tickets he can sell. Here’s the photo Floyd tweeted out:

No matter what you think of his reading skills, Floyd can add just fine. Those are checks for $31,406,000 and $40,870,000. When you add those large figures together, you do indeed have the amount of $72,276,000.

To put that figure in perspective: that’s enough money to buy 543 complete sweet chocolate bathroom suites from BathroomSweets.com.

Alternately, it’s enough money to buy 831,427 sets of all seven Harry Potter books, which Mayweather could then give away to every single resident of his home city of Las Vegas, and have about a quarter million left over to boot.

While we wait for 50’s response, then, the relevant question seems to be: What would you do with $72,276,000? Other than avoid internet squabbles, of course.


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  • Guest

    I don’t understand… why is it okay to make fun of someone for being illiterate? Is there more to this feud?

  • MC

    There is nothing “cool” or funny about teasing someone about their reading skills. It’s sad to see people such as 50 cent and the radio station take a cheap shot when they don’t understand the struggle that some face in academics and especially reading! His reading skills have nothing to do with his skills in the ring. He found a career that encompassed his strengths and my has it paid off. Honestly Floyd got the last laugh, he’s laughing all the way to the bank!

    • micro OP

      I agree, it’s just very cruel. Chances are his reading skills (or lack there of) where due to growing up with not great resources or a learning disability or both. These are unfortunate circumstances not to be made fun of. He is very successful despite it and should be celebrated for that. Obviously he has a strong work ethic.

    • twelfthnight

      Considering 50 can’t talk without slurring his words like he has someone’s wiener in his mouth, I don’t know why he’s on such a high horse.

      • CP

        Thats from being shot in the mouth.

        • twelfthnight

          I can’t think of anything that would make me want to shoot someone in the mouth more than if they were running it and being rude. Perhaps he had it coming.

  • jen

    This is really sad, your making fun of someone for their mental handicap. Not cool.

    • Pj

      *you’re

      • jen

        Go to hell.

        • Kl

          Go back to school

          • jen

            Actually I’m in school, with a 3.8 gpa. Thanks for proofreading a short message made from my phone though. I hope I was able to make you feel superior in your sad little life.

  • Hollywoodpecker

    I would normally agree that it’s not okay to make fun of somebody, anybody, who struggles with reading… but if any of you know anything about Floyd Mayweather– he is the cockiest, most arrogant and rub-it-in-your-face athlete in the world… always posting photos of stacks of money, flying on private jets, expensive cars (which is all fine and dandy to enjoy the perks of being a great athlete) but it’s his arrogant/show off captions he titles those photos with. Not saying making fun of him for lack of reading skills is acceptable, but maybe now he knows how it feels when that ignorance is turned around back on him.

    • Lets not pretend.

      Thank you! Floyd is the same man that put his ex-fiancé in blast when she dumps his “allegedly” abusive a$$.

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  • Larissa

    50 Cent is a jerk and he’s just jealous that his name isn’t in anyones mouth anymore and he’s becoming irrelevant and Floyd is still on top. bye

    • 2 Cents

      50 has over $270 Million in his bank account… doubt he cares much if he is in the news everyday or not lol

  • CP

    If I were Floyd’s lawyer or promoter, I’d take advantage of that. But its just me.

  • jlo27916

    This is the deal- Mayweather claims to have all this money but when 50 cent managed Mayweather productions, he didn’t pay 50 cent. So while it is rude that he’s making fun of Mayweather- I get why he’s doing it. I’d be pissed too- especially if he was throwing money he has in my face