(Photo : Getty Images/Ethan Miller) Leonard Ellerbe (R) looks on as Floyd Mayweather Jr. cries during a post-fight news conference after defeating Carlos Baldomir of Argentina to claim the WBC welterweight championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center November 4, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather announced that he will retire after his next fight.
Floyd Mayweather does a great job making it hard to sympathize him. However, after Charlamagne Tha God and the rest of "The Breakfast Club" team released audio of Floyd's failed attempts to read a drop for Power 105.1, it is hard not to feel bad for him.
The drop that Floyd simply couldn't get through read as follows:
"I'm Floyd Mayweather, and I've joined iHeart Radio for the Show Your Stripes movement to support hiring vets. Go to showyourstripes.org, a website that connects veterans with employers and helps businesses find candidates with the best training."
Before playing the painful audio clip of Floyd, Charlamagne read the drop himself, and had DJ Envy time how long it took him to get through it. He got through it in one 10 second take.
After playing about a minute and a half of Mayweather's struggles, Angela Yee finally cuts it off, and tells her co-hosts that she's had enough.
The leaked audio comes right off the heels of Queens rapper and entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson challenging Mayweather to read a page out of a "Harry Potter" book for charity. If Floyd could make it through one full page of the story on live television, 50 vowed to donate $750, 000 to the charitable organization of Mayweather's choice.
After hearing this audio, it looks like 50 was making a safe bet. He's so confident that he even amended his challenge, reducing the difficulty of reading to pre-school level, saying that all Mayweather has to do is read a page out of the Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat."
Unfortunately, it's likely that Mayweather would have a hard time just reading that. It's a fair assumption to make, based on the fact that he can barely (if at all) recognize and dictate proper sentence structure in the audio.
This is just plain mean. Twitter is having a field day with poor Mayweather, who has yet to respond to betrayal by "The Breakfast Club" or 50 Cent's challenge.