While all the talk of Floyd Mayweather Jr. tends to focus on his work inside the ring and just how great a boxing champion he is, there is some new focus on the superstars life, with his troubles outside of the ring. Floyd has become the figure of fun after falling out with his former friend 50 Cent, which has resulted in some insults being thrown around.
Most of you may have seen the videos by now, of 50 Cent calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr. to read one page of a Harry Potter book, as he believes the boxing champion to be illiterate. Then there is the radio clip of Floyd struggling to read out a simple line for a promotional piece for hiring veterans, on Power 105's The Breakfast Club.
While everyone has had a good laugh at this clip of Floyd Mayweather Jr. struggling to read, the fact of the matter is that illiteracy is actually a serious problem these days, with more and more children leaving school without being able to read or write. This gives Floyd the chance become a huge star outside the ring, by fronting an illiteracy campaign, getting more children to read and write.
It has been claimed that there is a huge connection between crime and illiteracy, with around 85% of juveniles on trial being unable to read or write. With such a high profile, Floyd Mayweather Jr. could certainly make a difference, with many young children looking up to the boxing legend. The question is, will the champ be brave enough to do anything about it?