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Adrien Broner calls Eddie Hearn offer a ‘slave deal’

Hearn offered Broner a total of $6.75M for three fights for his new streaming venture.

Adrien Broner v Jessie Vargas Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn may have secured himself a $1 billion dollar streaming deal, but apparently he’s being tighter with the purse strings than some would like. Hearn recently stated that with the funds he’s secured for his new DAZN streaming service, to provide boxing content for the platform, he was about to go on a signing blitz, targeting some of the top names in the sport.

Adrien Broner was specifically mentioned as one of his main targets, as Broner is a marketable star who isn’t officially aligned with a promoter. But Broner apparently doesn’t think much of Hearn’s offer, posting the figures he was offered on Instagram, which totaled $6.75M for three fights in one year.

“I’m sorry Eddie Hearn you a good guy and all but you tried to give me a [worse] deal than Roc Nation offered me,” Broner said before likening the offer to a slave deal, something his ‘big brother’ Floyd Mayweather famously said about a HBO offer he once turned down.

The Roc Nation reference alludes to the five-year $40M offer that Broner rejected several years back when that promotional outfit tried to make a splash in the boxing market.

Broner’s official purse for his last fight against Jessie Vargas was $1 million, although he often suggests he earns much more than that off the books.

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