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Friday, 22 August 2014 02:12

Harry Potter, Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent... And the Challenge

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Tensions are rising between former friends, boxing sensation Floyd Mayweather and rapper/fight promoter 50 Cent.

Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, was Floyd Mayweather's best friend and business partner for several months until they parted ways during Summer 2012.

Since then, the two celebrities have taken occasional pokes at each other.

After deciding not to launch a joint boxing promotion with the sport's biggest star, 50 Cent, last year, reached out to Floyd's rival, Manny Pacquiao, looking to align with PacMan in a promotional venture of sorts.

Perhaps still peeved about the timultuous ending of their friendship, Floyd Mayweather recently told MLive:

"God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I'm thankful for that." 

"Of course, hip-hop artists, they come and go. They come and go. But I'm still here."

Was Mayweather referring to Fiddy?

It sure seems that way and the rapper/promoter wasn't exactly tickled by the welterweight champion's swift jab... er.. jibe.

Via Instagram, Fiddy challenged Mayweather, who mildly stutters at times, to read a full page of a Harry Potter book without making an error. If successful, 50 Cent promised to donate $750,000 to a charity of Mayweather’s choice.

"Floyd will you [accept] my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f***ing up. lmao," 50 Cent wrote.


Will Floyd accept Fiddy's challenge? And can he read a whole page from a Harry Potter novel without making a mistake?

Can Fiddy?

Harry Potter, of course, is a series of seven epic fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series chronicles the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on 30 June 1997, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim, and commercial success worldwide.

Can you read, aloud, an entire page from a Harry Potter novel without any proverbial hiccups?