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Jamie Foxx Pummeled by Fans for National Anthem Performance Before Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight (Video)

Social media users say Oscar winner’s version of the song had more twists and turns than the actual fight

Jamie Foxx turned in a headline-making performance of the national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.

And he was KO’d on social media in the process.

Foxx belted out what can best be described as a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday night, complete with vocal gymnastics and a “hallelujah” at the end.

Unfortunately, the “Ray” Oscar winner was ripped by boxing fans for putting more twists and turns into his rendition than the actual fight.

Jamie Foxx making me feel good about my shower singing,” tweeted NBC journalist Luke Russert.”

Comedian Mike E. Winfield added, “Jamie Foxx should’ve sang the National Anthem as Ray Charles.”

Another fan suggested Foxx would have been yanked off the stage if he had performed the song at the Apollo theater.

Other Twitter users were equally unimpressed. Below is a sampling of reaction, along with the video of Foxx’s performance. Let us know in the comments section what you think.

Watch the video of Foxx’s performance.