Floyd Mayweather Jr: 50 Cent is "tragic" for reading stunt

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014
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Floyd Mayweather Jr brands 50 Cent "tragic" for trying to publicly ridicule an alleged inability to read on Instagram.

Floyd Mayweather Jr has called 50 Cent's attempts to publicly ridicule the boxer's alleged inability to read as "tragic".

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, recently published a video on Instagram challenging the unbeaten fighter to read a page from a Harry Potter book, before asking Mayweather to narrate an extract from Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss.

The Independent quotes Mayweather as saying: "Making fun out of a person because he can't read is not funny – it is tragic.

"I would be perfect at reading if it was how I made my living and fed my family. I'm a boxer, that's what I do and I will say this - intelligence and education are two totally different things."

Mayweather will collide with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this weekend.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. works out in front of the media at Mayweather Boxing Gym on April 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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