Floyd Mayweather Responds To 50 Cent's Reading Challenge
"He gotta raise the stakes," Mayweather said to a fan asking about the challenge. "Do he still make music? I ain't heard him in a while."
After 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read a page from a Harry Potter book for a $750,000 donation to a charity of the boxer’s choice, Mayweather responded in an off-the-cuff interaction with a fan filmed as a part of Showtime’s All Access pre-fight documentary series.
“Hey, I heard 50 Cent challenged you for 750 thousand,” a fan says in the video. “That’s all he challenged me?” Mayweather responds. “He gotta raise the stakes. Let him know. Do he still make music? I ain’t heard him in a while.”
In a separate response posted to Twitter in August, the boxer showed off an image of two checks worth more than $70 million.
Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless. pic.twitter.com/dpwE3X7eLR— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 23, 2014
Showtimes’ recent All Access special documents the lead-up to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana match scheduled for September 13. In May, Mayweather beat Maidana in twelve rounds by majority decision in a welterweight championship fight. Speaking about their rematch on All Access, Mayweather predicted another victory. “I’m gonna stay at the top and continue to control boxing,” he said. “When you’re speaking boxing, you’re speaking Mayweather.”