Adrien Broner asking Floyd Mayweather $30-50 million exhibition
By Allan Fox: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner took to social on Monday to ask Floyd Mayweather Jr to do him a favor and fight him in an exhibition match for $30-50 million. Broner’s career has dried up completely after years of failing to win important fights and two years of inactivity.
Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) posted has a current bank balance of $13, and if it’s valid, one can see why he’s urging Mayweather to throw him a bone by giving him an exhibition match. The question is, would Mayweather help out his former pupil?
Broner appeared to pattern his early career after Mayweather, and many boxing fans believed that he would be the replacement for Floyd after he retired. Capturing four-division world titles by the age of 26.
More than anything, Broner’s weight issues have hurt his career, as he’s gotten heavy in between fights.
Mayweather, 43, was recently scheduled to fight an exhibition against YouTuber Logan Paul on February 20th. The fight was recently postponed, but it’s expected to be rescheduled.
“That time Floyd promised me a sparring session s*** we might as well put on an exhibition the world would pay to see that work big bro,” said Broner on Instagram in asking Mayweather to fight him in an exhibition.
“Why not make $30-50 million for some good work? You call me yo Lil bro. Let’s make the money together, and you can teach me at the same time. The least you can do is give me the opportunity of a lifetime @floydmayweather #BigBro #🆎 #TMT.”
It’s unlikely that Mayweather will give Broner a shot at an exhibition match, as it wouldn’t likely make money. For Mayweather to bring in the kind of money he’s enjoyed in the past, he needs to face popular fighters. Broner has lost so many fights in the last five years that it’s not worth it for Mayweather to fight.
But Mayweather hasn’t helped himself by staying out of the ring for four years after his massive payday against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017. Mayweather should have returned to the ring in 2018 to keep his popularity up with the casual boxing fan.
For Mayweather to enjoy the kind of cash flow he made in the past, he’s got to fight UFC guys and YouTubers. Floyd doesn’t seem to want to fight any active boxers like Pacquiao, probably because he would lose.
Broner is returning to the ring next month against unbeaten replacement opponent Jovanie Santiago (14-0-1, 10 KOs) on Showtime in the main event on February 20th.
Broner has been bragging about getting paid good money for that fight if he loses that, it might e all over for him.
Broner, 31, had planned on fighting Pedro Campba, but he came down ill with COVID 19 and had to pull out.
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