Here’s What Adrien Broner Is Demanding To Return
Adrien Broner is making quite the demand if he’s expected to return to the boxing ring.
Broner hasn’t competed since January 19, 2019. He dropped a unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao. It was the fourth loss of Broner’s pro boxing career.
Broner took to his Instagram account and made it clear that he’s eyeing a massive payday if he’s expected to share the boxing ring with anyone again.
“I’m not fighting if I don’t get my 10 million and I’m standing on that so [Al Haymon] and Showtime got some sh*t to talk to me about or I will stay retired. I’m straight #StillAdjustingToFame.”
Some would argue that Broner doesn’t have the same appeal that he once had. His last fight against Pacquiao reportedly drew about 400,000 pay-per-view buys and did a live gate of $6 million. While those numbers are considered to be great, Pacquiao is given the bulk of the credit due to his stardom. Broner is also 0-2-1 in his last three outings.
Broner’s demand of $10 million seems highly unlikely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without live crowds, many promotions have been working around the clock to put events together while sticking to a budget. A slew of big fights has been held off until crowds are back due to the lack of a live gate, which is a huge chunk of revenue.