Jamie Foxx, who once portrayed Muhammad Ali's cornerman, Drew Bundini Brown, in the movie Ali, sang the national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.
He tweeted the following beforehand:
Reactions to his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" were mixed. Michael Barkann of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was a fan:
Tim Graham of The Buffalo News was more skeptical:
Foxx is no doubt talented, as he portrayed Ray Charles in the movie Ray and has released several R&B albums. Recent reports also have him slated to portray Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic.