Adrien Broner: Net worth, purse for Theophane fightWritten by Lee Cleveland
Tonight, controversial, drama-plagued boxing star Adrien Broner faces Ashley Theophane in Washington DC.
"Just like a virgin’s first time, this going to be quick," Broner warned BoxingScene.com a few weeks ago.
"... I’m going to torture this guy. For real. I’m putting hands on this boy.”
We can't say if oddsmakes agree but can say with certainty they think Broner is going to win. As of March 15, Broner is a colossal favorite with Bovada at -3000 while Theophane is the clear underdog at +1000. Hence, if one places $100 on the underdog they'd win $1,000 should there be an upset.
Boastful and arrogant, Broner makes it no secret he loves money and insists 'AB' stands for 'All about Billions.' And his antics are true to form, and very reminiscent of Ted DiBiase "The Million Dollar Man,' an icon in pro wrestling during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Adrien Broner: Net worth suggests he's not quite at 'AB' level yet
So how much is AB really worth? According to The Richest, Broner's net worth is about $3M.
His highest purse is believed to be about 1.75M. Ironically, that bout, against Marcos Maidana in December 2013, served as his first loss.
For his March 2015 win over John Molina, Broner earned $1.25M and for his most recent bout, a 12th Round TKO win over Khabib Allakhverdiev, AB garned $1M. The latter earned a modest 50K.
Broner vs Theophane purse
So how much will Adrien earn tonight? We are not sure but strong indications suggest he'll pocket between $1M and $1.3M. Of course, regardless of what he makes, he'll have to part ways with 50K for coming in slightly over the 140 lb limit.
Broner's opponent, Theophane, will be the sole beneficiary of Broner's penalty ticket.
Purported Jay Z Offer
In January 2015, it was reported by numerous media outlets that music mogul Jay-Z offered three-division world titlist Adrien Broner an unconditional, five year deal worth $40 million to fight under his newly formed promotional group, "Roc Nation Sports".
Although most fighters would jump at the chance to make that kind of money, the outspoken and often purposely abrasive fighter from Cincinnati, Ohio, rejected the influential rapper's generous offer in a not so professional manner.
"These type emails I turn down," Broner posted on his preferred social media outlet."
"What the f*** is 40 million for 5 years? Ha! Somebody go tell Jay Z to s**k my d*** with a elephant tongue...WE GOOOOOD!!!!!"
Adrien quickly apologized for his reply.
Like him or not, Broner has the personality and fightIng style to earn over $200M in boxing but he must win.
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Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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