Floyd Mayweather to 50 Cent: Reading Won’t Define My Place in History

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather fights Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13. (Credit: Eric Jamison/Getty Images)

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is supposed to be focusing on his fight on Sept. 13 against Marcos Maidana, but instead, he still has to talk about his reading ability.

Last week, rapper 50 Cent said he would donate $750,000 to charity if Mayweather was filmed reading one page of a Harry Potter book. Fans of the rapper and the boxer both then debated heartily whether Mayweather was illiterate.

At a news conference Thursday for his fight with Maidana, Mayweather was asked several questions about the challenge, before he finally tried to put the matter to rest.

My thing is this, I try to focus on Maidana,” Mayweather said. “I don’t really focus on that. I know what I can and I can’t do. You guys don’t know when you’re dealing with pay-per-view you have to read at least 60 to 70 teleprompters, and I don’t think they could choose a better person for the job than myself. I go out there and I do it with no problem.

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