Broner focusing on rapping until he gets $10M fight offer

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, boxer Adrien Broner takes questions from the media at the Ten Goossen boxing gym in Van Nuys, Calif. An Ohio judge awarded $830,000 to a woman who claimed Broner sexually assaulted her at a Cleveland nightclub. The default judgement was delivered Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after Broner failed to defend himself in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner hasn’t been in a boxing ring for more than a year now and it looks like he still has no plans of getting in between the ropes.

What he plans to do is get a mic and focus on being a rapper.

Broner, who was put in a blender by Manny Pacquiao in his last fight, said he’s hasn’t heard from Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza despite his constant communication with manager Al Haymon.

The former four-division world champion felt that he deserves a $10 million offer and he’d only get back to the sport if he’s given one.

“I haven’t heard from Stephen Espinoza. Me and [my manager] Al, we talk every day but ain’t nobody talking about that $10 million. So, I take that as I’m still retired. So what I’m going to do is just focus on my album, and I’m just a rapper,” said Broner.

“I’m a rapper now. S**t. Until they talk about my $10 million, I’m not going to be in the ring. So my album is dropping, and it is what it is.”

Broner, a well-known talker, has been ranting about that multi-million dollar offer for over a week now wherein he’s only willing to fight if Showtime gives him the contract.

“If I don’t get 10 million my next fight, I’m not fighting so @showtimeboxing and Al Haymon that’s where I’m at

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Tyson looking at several names for his potential return bout

FILE – Mike Tyson attends the Citi Taste Of Tennis on August 22, 2019 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Mike Tyson hinted that his return to boxing is imminent, but a fight against Evander Holyfield, the one man who’s been tabbed as his likely opponent, is unlikely.

In an interview on Young Money Radio Show, the 53-year-old ring icon said the contract will be done “some time this week” and that there’s a slew of names who would be his opponent for the exhibition fight.

“We got many guys. Listen we’ve got so many guys who want to do this man,” said Tyson. “We’re in calls, we’re doing business with guys right now. You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out.”

Tyson has been teasing a comeback fight for weeks posting training videos in his Instagram account and showing off that ungodly power that made him an undisputed heavyweight champion during his prime in the 1980s.

His career ended unceremoniously, however, after he lost to Kevin McBride via knockout in 2005, nevertheless Tyson amassed a 50-6 record, with 44 knockouts, and was the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1989.

Holyfield, whom Tyson had two memorable bouts in the 1990s, also posted several workout videos and was even training with another heavyweight king in Wladimir Klitshcko.

Tyson, though, seems to be looking at other names and not just at Holyfield for the charity fight that would benefit those who’ve fallen into the wrong substances.

“I’m going to take this money and help these homeless and we’re going to help these addicted brothers,” said Tyson. “Because I’ve been homeless and I’ve been addicted so I know the struggle. Not many people have survived like I did.”

“Whatever money

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Marquez to Morales: I beat Pacquiao, you got knocked out

FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2012, file photo, Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, celebrates his win over Manny Pacquiao in a WBO world welterweight fight, in Las Vegas. Marquez was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

MANILA, Philippines — Erik Morales with the jab, Juan Manuel Marquez right back with a counter.

The two Mexican legends have been going back and forth, but not in the way they were used to during their boxing days.

After Morales recently told Fox Deportes in an interview that he didn’t need four fights to beat Pacquiao, Marquez, who had four epic encounters with the Filipino ring icon, returned the favor to his compatriot.

“He (Morales) says he did not need four fights to beat Pacquiao. You have to remember that in the first fight, Erik Morales did pretty well and then what happened? He ended up getting knocked out by the Filipino fighter,” Marquez told ESPN Deportes as posted on boxingscene.com.

Morales fought Pacquiao thrice—winning their first meeting in 2005 by unanimous decision before getting stopped in their last two bouts in 2006—which included a third-round knockout.

Marquez stressed that he fought Pacquiao four times because the first three ended in “controversial” fashion.

“I needed four fights, why? That is very obvious and people know it, because each of those fights ended with controversial decisions, decisions where I basically beat him, in my opinion,” said Marquez.

“Everyone has his opinion, and I respect him, but Pacquiao himself was not satisfied with what he did in every fight, and even the decisions, especially in the third fight.”

The first Pacquiao-Marquez in 2004 was a split draw, the rematch four years later went to Pacquiao via split decision then, the third in 2011

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