Adrien Broner To Go From Boxing To Rapping
Not getting what he believes he deserves, Adrien Broner is looking to leave the boxing scene behind.
The former champion recently demanded that he receive $10 million from manager Al Haymon and Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza for upcoming fights. Broner (33-4-1, 1NC) recently rejected a three-fight, $6.75 million deal from Eddie Hearn, posting private messages between him and Matchroom Boxing’s fearless leader. He called it a “slave deal“, and worse than anything Roc Nation offered him (five years, $40 million).
As a result of not getting his way, Broner has since revealed he is moving on from boxing. Instead, he is planning to become a full-time rapper, according to an expletive-filled rant on Instagram.
“I ain’t gonna lie, I been staying in Cincinnati for about the last month, and this s*** done changed me all the way back,” Broner stated, via The Sun. “I ain’t AB no more. When y’all see me don’t call me AB, I’m ‘Twin’. This s*** changed me all the way back to ‘Twin.’
“This s*** over with. They ain’t talking about my $10 million, Al Haymon and Stephen Espinoza, they ain’t hit me up, they ain’t talking bout my 10, so I’m ‘Twin’. F*** that… I’m a rapper, full-time rapper, I told y’all that.”
“So anybody that think they gonna disrespect and talk crazy to me, don’t do it because I’m at the point right now where I might rob you. I might rob you. I’m just being honest. Just because. I’m back.”
Broner turned professional in 2008. Dubbed the next Floyd Mayweather, Broner never fully lived up to his potential. He did end up winning gold in four different divisions; holding the WBO Super-Featherweight Title, WBC Lightweight Title, WBA Welterweight Title, and WBA Light-Welterweight Titles. In his last seven bouts, however, Broner is 3-2-1, and he is 0-2-1 in his last three.
The asking price is questionable due to Broner’s recent salaries. In a draw with Jessie Vargas in 2018, Broner earned $1 million. His last bout, a unanimous decision loss against Manny Pacquiao in January 2019, had him earning $2.5 million. Pacquiao, on the other, hand, was guaranteed $20 million.
Broner is most known for his controversies outside the ring compared to the inside of it. He has been charged with various misdemeanor battery charges over the years. Recently, Broner was arrested and charged with a DUI this past March in Miami.