Adrien Broner says he’s heading to Triller
By Allan Fox: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner says his next fight must be on Triller after seeing the kind of money that YouTuber Jake Paul hauled in last Saturday night for his fight Ben Askren in Atlanta.
Making a move to Triller might ideal move for the 31-year-old Broner, as they’re open to putting on fighters that don’t have the greatest talent.
They also don’t mind staging events between old-timers, as we saw with the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr and last Saturday’s Steve Cunnigham vs. Frank Mir fight.
Jake made over $600,000, Askren $500,00 and undercard fighter Regis Prograis made over $800,000. Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) currently fights on Showtime, but he didn’t look good in his last fight against Jovanie Santiago on February 20th.
Many boxing fans felt that Broner should have lost that fight. Shortly after the fight, Broner appeared to be giving Showtime an ultimatum by telling them that he needed to be kept busy and wanted a fight in “10 to 12 weeks.”
That was two weeks ago, and we haven’t heard an announcement from Showtime on Broner’s next fight. In Showtime’s big nine-fight schedule announcement last week, they didn’t mention Broner’s name.
Their schedule stretches through August, and Adrien’s name wasn’t on it. You can take that whatever way you want to. Is Broner being phased out due to his ineffectiveness and inability to beat the top guys any longer?
You can argue that Broner is no longer a championship-level fighter at this point in his career, which would make things difficult for Showtime potentially to put him in important fights.
Broner’s comment on moving to Triller
“Adrien Broner – This crazy n train they whole life and never get a chance to make this type money I’m happy for Jake Paul and I think he deserves everything giving to him, but this is mind-blowing…… cause @showtimeboxing and Al Haymon do pay the f*** outta me but I really put the work in since I was 6 to get to where I am, but this is just my opinion I’m not hating or nothing ….. F*** IT. MY NEXT FIGHT GOT TO BE ON Triller 😂😂😂😂😂😂
If Broner goes to Triller, he can artificially keep his career alive if he fights MMA, basketball players, and YouTubers like Jake Paul is doing. Adrien would do well against the type of opposition that Jake is fighting.
Broner is still capable of beating the older retired fighters, but you can’t put him in with relevant top 140 and 147 pounders and expect him to win. It would be a disaster for Broner to fight Prograis, Josh Taylor, or Jose Ramirez.
He’s not a top-level fighter at 140, and I don’t think he ever was after he moved out of the 135-lb division in 2013.
The fact that Broner couldn’t even beat a mediocre Paulie Malignaggi without controversy in 2013 showed even back then that he didn’t have the talent to fight at a high level at 147 after he moved up in weight.
In terms of Broner’s trash-talking and showmanship ability, he fits in perfectly with Triller. If Broner thinks he’s going to get the same kind of money that Jake Paul receives, he’s mistaken. Broner doesn’t have the following to make the money that Jake does.
It doesn’t matter that Broner is a better boxer than Jake can ever hope to be. This is about bringing fans in to purchase PPV events, and Jake clearly is on another level than Broner.
He doesn’t have the same social media following that he does. Jake is young, still at 24, and he’s got the younger followers from YouTube that are willing to purchase his boxing events on Triller.
Broner won’t have the same success with his pay-per-view events unless he starts winning against weak opposition.
With his tendency to put on a lot of weight and get in trouble between fights, we could see Broner out of the ring for extended periods regardless of him going over to Triller.
If Broner does fight on Triller, he’ll need to fight exclusively guys that are on the level of Ivan Redkach and worse for him to win.
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