Haney on Broner: Don’t Know if He’s Serious
While going live on his social media, a couple months back WBC world lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KO’s) expressed interest in facing former 4-division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s). The would-be fight came as a genuine surprise to the majority of those that heard.
The two had never woofed back and forth at one another and, more importantly, they were separated by a weight class. The difference in weight was an extremely pressing matter because Broner has had notorious issues with his weight for multiple years.
Therefore, it was highly unlikely that they would compete at Broner’s welterweight home, nor could anyone realistically imagine The Problem making 135lbs or even 140lbs. Despite this very glaring and pressing issue, Haney recently revealed in an exclusive interview with Fight Hype that he and Team Broner did engage in tentative negotiations.
BAG WAS TOO BIG
While supplying the informative Q&A, The Dream went on to elaborate on how their two teams did try to piece together a fight. While Broner has earned himself a reputation as a highly unpredictable and inconsistent boxer, Haney still see’s great skill and potential in him. This is why he speculated making a bout with him in the first place.
Yet, in the end, it would appear that the type of money that Broner was looking to receive was just a bit too hefty for Team Haney to entertain. This does not mean that he thinks that Broner was running or pricing himself out the fight. Instead, the young champion and successful promoter theorizes that Broner simply knows his worth when it comes to penning prizefights.
“It was a little bit of discussion but at the end of the day, are you being real, are you kidding, are you joking or are you trolling or what? We can’t tell…Maybe one day it will happen, we never know.
AB, I don’t care, he knows that if you beat him then you’re going to become a super star. He knows how much he brings to the table and there is just no way around it. He knows that he brings a lot to the table, that he is still a big name in the sport and he’s going to get a big fight. Whenever he decides to come back and whatever, it’s going to be a big fight with whoever he fights. No way around it.”
So while they were not able to find a common ground themselves, its quite clear that there is no lack of respect between these skilled pugilists. Now it would be fun to see who the two boxers can actually pen a bout with next. Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing for all the latest updates and boxing news.
By: Bakari Simpson