Despite 50 Cent recently mocking Floyd Mayweather, claiming he can’t read, and The Breakfast Club following with an audio clip of the boxer struggling to read drops for their radio station, Mayweather’s camp releases a statement on his behalf, as well as a video to prove that he can, in fact, read.
The boxer’s longtime PR rep, Kelly Swanson, released a statement Tuesday (Aug. 26), coming to her client’s defense, calling reports “unfair” and “simply not true.”
“I have worked with Floyd Mayweather since 2005 and feel it is only right that I come to his defense,” she said. “The unfair reports that Floyd cannot read, which have been posted on social media by various individuals and reported by certain media outlets, are simply not true. The proof is in the pudding.”
Along with Swanson’s statement was a clip (shown below), which shows Mayweather recording a promotional video for a CBS College Football game and a spot promoting his fight against Marcos Maidana. In it, the boxer clearly reads from a cue card without struggling.
“I believe it is extremely unfair for people to make claims against others that are unfounded and hence, filled with malice,” Swanson concludes.