Adrien Broner to fight in January for “new money”
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner says he’ll be fighting in January for “new money, but he still wants to be paid $10 million. Without saying who he’s talking about, the former four-division world champion Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) reveals that they’re talking about paying him a lot of money for his next fight.
Presumably, Broner is talking about Showtime having a new budget to pay him a lot of money for his return fight in January. Given Broner’s ability to create interest in fights with his antics in press conferences, it’s not unexpected that Showtime would be interested in paying him good money to bring him back in January.
Will Showtime pay Broner $10 million?
But it’s still unclear whether the 31-year-old Adrien ‘The Problem’ will fight because he’s still insisting on getting paid $10 million, which is unrealistic given the current situation in the U.S with COVID 19, s well as his lack of success inside the ring in the last five years.
Things didn’t really get bad for Broner’s career until 2017 when all of a sudden he stopped winning entirely and looked utterly horrid in going 0-2-1 in his last three contests. Broner has fought four times in the last three years, and not all in 2020
Broner says he’s going to be paid well
“I got way more money to get y’all,” said Adrien Broner on social media. “They talking about paying me so much f*** money. I got to come back and fight. The s*** is over.
“They got a new budget coming next year. Everybody about to get some new money. Yeah, man, I’m definitely coming back in January. But if they ain’t got my ten [million], f*** them.
“If they ain’t got my dime, f*** them. I’m straight. I’ve made some great investments. I’m making money while I’m sitting down, you know? And I’m getting the urge to go back into the gym, though. I’m not going to lie, said Broner.
It would be interesting to know how much money is being offered to Broner to return to the ring.
In seeing fighters like Kell Brook over less than $2 million to challenge a world title against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford for November, it’s hard to picture Broner being offered even half of that amount to be the B-side against a popular welterweight.
Adrien needs an easy fight
If Showtime lets Broner fight a low-level contender, they need to be careful because he might even lose to a fringe level welterweight. It’s been three years since Broner last won a fight, and even then, it was a controversial win over Adrian Granados.
Really, it’s been four years since Broner last conclusively won a fight with his ninth-round knockout off Ashley Theophane in April 2016.
What Broner should be doing is moving back down to 130 or 135 because his power would carry a lot further in those weight classes.
But at this age, it’s not likely that Broner could even make weight for either of those divisions unless he completely drained himself.
Broner only capable of sparring hard for three rounds
“Right now, I’m not even going to lie to you,” said Broner. “Right now, I got the best three rounds for anyone out there right now. They’re going to get mad because I’m going to do three and get the f*** out the gym.
“And I’m going to finish my workout, but I’m going to get out of the ring. I’m not even going to hold you. Anything after three, though, I’m going to be on my bicycle. I’m through after three. I’m not going to hold you,” said Broner.
Well, if Broner is going to fight in January, he’s going to need to start training soon. If he loses another fight on Showtime, he’s not going to be usable for matches against champions and top contenders.
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