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Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has been issued a direct challenge from estranged rap pal 50 Cent to face-off one-on-one in Nevada next week.

50 jumped onto his Instagram page early Wednesday (August 27) and jabbed Mayweather with an Instagram post poking fun at his reading/writing skills.

The rap star captioned the image with: “@floydmayweather I love you like a brother. Call fanny, and tawana your sister’s love your crazy ass.check on Devon you are forgetting the people who matter boy. If you want to fight I’ll be in Vegas next week.#SMSaudio” (50 Cent’s Instagram)

Fif took to his social media page to expose Mayweather’s reading ability last week.

“This is a special challenge for you, Floyd!” 50 Cent says in the clip. “If you can read one full page of a Harry Potter book, I’ll give $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to.” Standing on a picturesque patio over a green backyard with a sparkling pool, the “Animal Ambition” performer then grabs his bucket of ice water and enthusiastically tosses it to the side. (Us Magazine)

Coincidentally, Floyd addressed his publicized feuds with various hip-hop artists including Fif last Thursday (August 21).

Rappers Nelly, 50 Cent and T.I. all have chided Mayweather since the pound-for-pound king’s last fight — in interviews, via social media, and in person — primarily over who’s dating whom, and if so why. “I don’t really focus on nothing like that,” Mayweather said. “I’m relevant. I’m relevant. My life is the (expletive). I’m something to talk about.” (MLive)

Despite the occasional jabs and decision to no longer work together, Money Mayweather said he had no ill will toward 50 back in April.

“Just as a man, I respect him, I love him,” Mayweather said. “There’s a lot of my friends, a lot of my associates, that I don’t speak to on a daily basis. That doesn’t mean that I wish anything bad toward them.” Mayweather, who is training here for a May 3 welterweight unification against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand, said he would “love for my dad to work with 50 Cent” in the future. “50 Cent’s a great guy, he’s always invited into my gym. If his fighters want to come to my gym and work, they can come work in my gym also,” he said. (M Live)

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