Former multi-weight world champion Adrien Broner says he is retired from boxing and will focus on rapping until someone offers him $10 million for his next fight. Broner hasn’t fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao on a Showtime pay-per-view in January 2019. ‘AB’ put in a disappointing performance losing the fight clearly over 12 rounds. The outspoken fighter frustrated fans further by claiming that he was robbed by the judges despite being clearly outclassed by Pacquiao on the night.
Broner first made his demand for a $10 million payday last month. The 30-year-old posted out on social media demanding Showtime Executive Stephen Espinoza and PBC CEO Al Haymon pay him the hefty sum or he wouldn’t be fighting, he wrote.
“AL Haymon and Espinoza I need 10M to come back and fight man I den did everything for y’all and fought who ever without no complaining now send me a direct deposit or I’m going to Cali to see my peoples that got em for 1200”
Broner has now doubled down on his demand by once again taking to social media to say he will just focus on rapping as it seems unlikely his demand for a $10 million payday will be met, he said.
“Ok look. I haven’t heard from Stephen Espinoza. Me and Al [Haymon] we talk every day but ain’t nobody talking about that $10 million. So, I take that as I’m still retired. So what I’m going to do is just focus on my album, and I’m just a rapper. I’m a rapper now. Sh*t. Until they talk about my $10 million, I’m not going to be in the ring, I’m going to be in the studio. So my album is dropping, and it is what it is.”
Do you think anyone will pay Adrien Broner $10 million for his next fight?