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Adrien Broner Alleges Not Being Paid by the PBC

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Adrien Broner flashing money during the Adrien Broner vs Mikey Garcia Final Press Conference at the Dream Hotel July 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner recently made an appearance on the DAZN Boxing show where he opened up on his struggles with life outside of boxing, and his dealings with PBC owner, Al Haymon – who has often been categorized as an advisor to fighters signed to the company. The American Welterweight, who has recently signed up to BLK Prime for a major multi-fight deal, revealed in the interview that he was struggling to get properly paid while signed to the PBC.

“Every day I’m talking to Al Haymon, every day I’m texting Al Haymon, and he’s sending me money everyday.

“It went from 5000 a day, 10.000 a day, 2500 a day, 1500 a day, 1000 a day, 750 a day, 500 a day, and then it got to 250 dollars a day.” Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KO’s) explained, basically explaining the concept of him getting an allowance of sorts for his fights.

“I ain’t took no check in the last 6 fights. I know I got money. Where the money at?” He asked frustratingly.

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Adrien Broner’s (R) fight with Manny Pacquiao (L) may be one of the bouts for which he had not received any earnings. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

When asked as to how much money was owed to him, Broner seemed unwilling to divulge the amount, but it is easy to surmount that given his status and the credible list of opponents he’s fought, he might still be missing out in millions of earnings.

“I said ‘fuck that money, I’ll go make my own money’.” Broner asserted. “I’ve never been the type to sit around and be broke. I know how to make some money.”

Adrien Broner is currently set to face Michael Williams Jr. (20-1, 13 KO’s), son and pupil of retired professional and actor Michael Williams. Having come off a loss two fights ago against a fellow prospect in John Bauza (17-1, 7 KO’s), Williams Jr. will be looking forward to testing his mettle against an experienced boxer that had also been a world champion.

Though the stakes are high for Broner, a win for him will pay dividens in not only monetary sense, but also respect. As a boxer that has self-professed to have gone through his own setbacks as a former alcoholic, Broner’s return to the ring symbolizes a theme that has made boxing popular in the first place; the rise and fall of a boxer and a last well-meaning attempt to reclaim their greatness.

In the case of boxers such as Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, Broner may just follow in their very footstep as he tests the waters again at Welterweight against a prospect who is eager to traverse the same heights Broner has.