Adrien Broner calls Matchroom offer a slave contract

Adrien Broner calls Matchroom offer a slave contract

Broner, who is winless in his previous two fights, shared an image on his social media accounts alleging to have received an offer to sign with Hearn’s recently-established Matchroom US.

The email screenshot reads: “Further to our recent conversations, you may have seen our announcement last week for our new deal for 16 shows per year in the US.

“I would be very interested to offer Adrien a three-fight promotional agreement as follows:

“Fight one – September 2018. Purse $2,000,000.

“Fight two – March 2019. Purse $2,250,000.

“Fight three – September 2019. Purse $2,500,000

“This will give AB security and also a concrete schedule to work from. Three fights in 12 months!

“I will await your feedback and am here to answer any questions you have.”

The picture does not show who sent the message, but Broner tagged Hearn in the post on Instagram, writing: “I’m sorry Eddie, you a good guy and all but you tried to give me a worse deal than Roc Nation offered me #TheS***IsOVA #SlaveDeal”

It comes after Hearn announced a groundbreaking $1bn (£739m) partnership with US streaming giant DAZN [da-zone] to produce 16 live shows a year over the course of eight years through Matchroom US – the American wing of his famed promotional company.

The shows will be available to UK viewers on Sky Sports and Hearn made no secret of his desire to sign up some of the biggest names in boxing to join him, including Deontay Wilder, the Charlo twins and Errol Spence.

But, judging by Broner’s reaction to his initial advances, the task might be a little more difficult than expected.

Article courtesy of Express UK