Broner insists his next broadcaster will have to pay like they weigh for services!
Say what you will about Adrien “The Problem” Broner (34-4-1, 24 KO’s), but he is a bona fide ticket-seller. Whether the fans clamor to see him prevail, get his slick mouth shut or laid flat on his back, there is no denying that Broner resonates with the fan base. This is precisely how the Problem secured his massive fight with boxing darling Manny Pacquiao directly off a draw and loss.
Technically speaking, the professional road for Broner as of late has been shoddy at best. The last solid win that he claimed was in 2017 when in with Adrian Granados. Since that bout, he’s come up short against Mikey Garcia and Pacquiao as well as drawing with Jessie Vargas. Back on February 20, the Problem did best Jovanie Santiago in a bout that was anything but impressive. Throughout it all though, Broner remains largely unbothered.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Unsurprisingly the Cincinnati borne boxer is well aware of the fact that he still has box office muscle. Armed with this knowledge however, the four-division champion is letting it be known that his services will not be cheap to secure, as he told to World Boxing News:
“If you people knew the money HBO and Showtime paid me altogether, y’all would faint. Now, did I blow a lot of it? Of course, but for you all to still be talking bout that weak ass 40 million I turned down is a slap in the face to Stephen Espinoza and Al Haymon. I’ve been making millions every fight over ten years now. You all do the math, you idiots!
Now it’s time to make some more. Maybe it’s with DAZN, or maybe it’s with Showtime? Maybe I [will] be the first one to bring HBO Boxing back? Just know that I’m must-see TV [between] 135-140.”
AROUND THE CORNER
If he does indeed stage a prizefight in 2022, it will be telling to see what opponent is selected. As previously stated here, in spite of his setbacks, Broner is a magnet for fans. With this being the case, he would virtually have the pick of the litter. Former super featherweight champion Regis Prograis, Montana Love and UK boxer Conor Benn have all recently loudly called out the Problem. Any one of that trio would make for fun fights and memorable pre-fight hype. Yet, in the end, time will tell the tale of the next chapter in Broner’s career, so let’s sit tight and see what’s in store.
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By: Bakari Simpson