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Publicist Swanson Defends Mayweather: "Yes He Can Read"

BY Michael Woods ON August 26, 2014
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Four days after ex bestie 50 Cent went the nasty route against Floyd Mayweather, and heavily implied that the boxing wizard cannot really read, Floyd's publicist, Kelly Swanson, came to the boxer's defense.

The promotional and publicity ace, who has worked with Mayweather since 2005, countered Fifty's slam, which she termed "unfair" and she made clear she thinks the 50 Cent attack is indeed malicious.

Here is the Swanson release, which includes video clips of Mayweather reading promotional material.

I have worked with Floyd Mayweather since 2005 and feel it is only right that I come to his defense. 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.

Please watch a video that was recorded by Floyd for promotional purposes (which included taping a spot for a CBS College Football game and a spot promoting his fight against Marcos Maidana).

Appreciate your time and attention with regard to this matter. I believe it is extremely unfair for people to make claims against others that are unfounded and hence, filled with malice. I hope you are willing to help me right this wrong and report "the rest of this story" with these facts.

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brownsugar says:

The list of illiterate boxers could fill up a twenty foot legal pad .....in small print.

During elementary school I could barely read aloud myself due to being slightly dyslexic and having a profound stuttering problem.

But I always got picked to play Romeo in drama class because I was a dead ringer for an up and coming entertainer known as Michael Jackson.( the pre-facelift, adolescent version)
The only thing I hate worse than reading Shakespeare is reading Shakespeare aloud.
The man was a genius ...I just couldn't comprehend.

Later in life I overcame the stuttering and slow-reading by reading tongue twisters every day and reading ye old king James bible out loud... Later I overcame my fear of public speaking by joining the spoken word poetry slam for therapeutic reasons.

Mayweathers problem is fairly common and is even easier to correct ....

But personally all Mayweather needs to read for me is Maidana's overhand right...his hook to the liver and when to use the elbow to block the headbutts.

And most importantly when to read the opening for the uppercut and lead right..

Just roughly three weeks away now...can't wait.

The Shadow says:

The list of illiterate boxers could fill up a twenty foot legal pad .....in small print.

During elementary school I could barely read aloud myself due to being slightly dyslexic and having a profound stuttering problem.

But I always got picked to play Romeo in drama class because I was a dead ringer for an up and coming entertainer known as Michael Jackson.( the pre-facelift, adolescent version)
The only thing I hate worse than reading Shakespeare is reading Shakespeare aloud.
The man was a genius ...I just couldn't comprehend.

Later in life I overcame the stuttering and slow-reading by reading tongue twisters every day and reading ye old king James bible out loud... Later I overcame my fear of public speaking by joining the spoken word poetry slam for therapeutic reasons.

Mayweathers problem is fairly common and is even easier to correct ....

But personally all Mayweather needs to read for me is read Maidana's overhand right...his hook to the liver and when to use the elbow to block the headbutts.

And most importantly when to read the opening for the uppercut and lead right..

Just roughly three weeks away now...can't wait.


I want to see your poetry slam so bad. I probably told you this before but when I was living in Hawaii, I would go to this weekly poetry slam that's supposedly the biggest in the nation. Or so they said. But it was phenomenal. I loved it.

And yes, read the overhand right he must. But it is so hard to decipher, so hard to comprehend. The delivery is tough to fathom, a nightmare to anticipate, its data tough to retain.

While he will certainly read the openings for the lead right and turn the page for an uppercut, when you consider the sick reflexes of Mayweather (and Broner), why is it that that overhand right is such a tough text to decode?

You know your stuff, B-Suge, and no one can explain it with more vivid imagery than you.

Why does that punch work?!?

PS I gotta see a picture of you looking like Michael Jackson. I got to.

brownsugar says:

I want to see your poetry slam so bad. I probably told you this before but when I was living in Hawaii, I would go to this weekly poetry slam that's supposedly the biggest in the nation. Or so they said. But it was phenomenal. I loved it.

And yes, read the overhand right he must. But it is so hard to decipher, so hard to comprehend. The delivery is tough to fathom, a nightmare to anticipate, its data tough to retain.

While he will certainly read the openings for the lead right and turn the page for an uppercut, when you consider the sick reflexes of Mayweather (and Broner), why is it that that overhand right is such a tough text to decode?

You know your stuff, B-Suge, and no one can explain it with more vivid imagery than you.

Why does that punch work?!?

PS I gotta see a picture of you looking like Michael Jackson. I got to.


Maidana's right.......its spastic... twitchy....and its not located in the play book. Chino possesses the type of right hand that could only be acquired genetically ...like a nervous tick. You don't know if he's waving hello or trying to take your head off.

We will see if May can dust off his "A" game in Sept.... I've seen video of him doing some strenuous stuff that I've never seen him do before.......with two belts on the line we should see a few glimpses of the incomparable 2006 version.

Radam G says:

YUP! And Money May has agreed to Maidana wearing the model of gloves that Maidana wants now in this bout. But instead of that brand being eight ounces, it is 10.

So I guess that now Money May's flunkies, floozies, fanboys and groupies can spin and bit off the famous words of O.J. Simpson's famous late lawyer Johnny Cochran: "If the gloves fit, I don't wanna hear anymore bulls***!

Ever smart is Money May. He defends both of his belts at welter and light middle, thus get more padding in Maidana's gloves, as he wanted. Welter and below dance in eight ounces. About welter, pugs dance in 10oz. Holla!

deepwater2 says:

It's always something with Floyd. He owns the Vegas commission . Chino has the deck stacked against him. I can't wait until the fresh faces take over boxing when lil Floyd retires again.

amayseng says:

10 oz gloves, I called that a month ago.

No surprise there.


Is the ring 40 feet as well?

deepwater2 says:

10 oz gloves, I called that a month ago.

No surprise there.


Is the ring 40 feet as well?


You did call it.

When you called it I thought it was a funny joke.

The joke is on us.

I get trying to get an advantage but it just makes me sick to be honest. I want the supposed best p4p to take names and kick *** not pull some crap like this.

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