Adrien Broner gives Redkach the Mayweather treatment
By Sean Jones: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner says he’s going to treat Ivan Redkach the same way Floyd Mayweather Jr treated him by not letting him get the payday fight that he wants against him.
Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) says he’ll be fighting in January, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be against the 34-year-old Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs). Adrien says he’s not going to let ‘El Terrible’ Redkach face him.
The former four-division world champion Broner needs an opponent for his next fight, and it’s going to need to be someone decent for him to get a decent payday on Showtime. Broner hasn’t fought in over a year since his loss to Manny Pacquiao in January 2019.
AB will be coming off of a two-year layoff when he returns to the ring, and he’ll likely be rusty. Former WBA light-welterweight champion Regis Prograis (24-1, 20 KOs) has expressed interest in fighting Broner. Regis has a fight this Saturday night against Juan Heraldez (16-0-1, 10 KOs) on October 31st on Showtime pay-per-view.
Mayweather Jr never fought Broner before retiring in 2017, and it doesn’t look like Adrien is too happy about that. Floyd might have given Broner a fight if his career didn’t disintegrate starting in 2013.
Broner won’t let Redkach get a payday
“Ivan is trying to talk an a** whipping. You’re not getting this payday,” said Broner on social media. “I know it’s going to be the most money you’ve ever earned. F*** you.
“I’m going to treat you like Floyd [Mayweather] treated me. I’m not going to let you make the money. That s*** over with.
“Regis [Prograis] is going to win. People think I don’t like that guy,” said Broner. “I don’t have a problem with that dude. I don’t even know him to not like him. I seen him in the amateurs when I used to come to the tournaments.,” said Broner.
Mayweather isn’t going to fight Broner because he hasn’t won a fight in three years since 2017, and he’s looking completely washed up as a fighter. Whatever interest Mayweather ever had in facing Broner, if anything, probably disappeared in 2013 after his loss to Maidana.
Since that fight, Broner has lost to Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia, and Pacquiao. AB also has a controversial draw against Jessie Vargas and a questionable win over Adrian Granados.
If Broner had more discipline, he’d still be fighting at 130 and winning fights. That was easily the best weight class for Broner, and he hasn’t looked the same since leaving that division.
It may be too late for Broner to turn things around to resurrect his career. He’s suffered too many defeats, and it doesn’t appear that he can control his eating enough for him to return to the 130 or 135-pound weight classes.
Those are the only divisions in that Broner has a chance of competing because he’s too small, weak, and slow to fight at a high level at 140 and 147.
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