Adrien Broner blasts Bob Arum for not getting Pacquiao fight
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 06, 2016 05:31 PM
Photo credit: Adrien Broner Facebook page
Four-division world champion Adrien Broner was one of the late additions to the shortlist of opponents slated to face Manny Pacquiao on April 9th.
But when the Filipino boxing icon opted for a rubber match against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, it was met by disappointment from a huge number of boxing’s most ardent supporters.
As expected, the same reaction came from Floyd Mayweather’s “little brother”, who expressed his frustrations through a series of tweets, following the announcement on New Year’s Eve.
Haaaaaaa!!!!! They tricked y'all again faking like they wanted smoke with me knowing they got bag lungs— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 30, 2015
In an interview with Boxingscene.com in late December, Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz confirmed that they had been reaching out to Broner’s camp for a possible deal.
However, it was Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who put the lid on the idea, stating a fight between Broner and Pacquiao “doesn’t sell pay-per-views.
people wanted to see me fight @MannyPacquiaoTR but BOB ARUM so greedy he wanted all the money in the house so he can Robb everybody LOL— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 30, 2015
“The Problem”, of course, did not take this in a positive way, as he now intends to let his frustrations out on upcoming opponent and team Mayweather fighter Ashley Theophane.
I'm a savage foreal I don't give a fuck anybody can get it.....well it's time to get some easy money .... Get ready @AshleyTheophane LOL— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 30, 2015
Broner will be defending his WBA light welterweight title against Theophane in a still undetermined date in 2016.