Adrien Broner took the opportunity to call out Floyd Mayweather on Friday night (April 1), after his TKO win over TMT fighter Ashley Theophane.
“Me and Floyd, he gotta see me,” Brother said in the post-fight interview. “Point blank, period. Now I’m a man at the end of the day. I’m a man at the end of the day. I come from the streets, the trenches, man, from the bottom, from nothing. I’m talking about water and corn flakes, I come from nothing, and I will never let a man disrespect me like that. So he gotta see me. I don’t care if we spar or we fight, let’s get it on.”
Floyd later responded in a sit down with FightHype, laughing off Broner’s threats. “Umm, well, today is April Fool’s, so that was the biggest joke of the night actually,” he said.
Leading up to the fight, the pair exchanged words through the media. Mayweather called him a “snake” and joked that his “AB” nickname doesn’t stand for “About Billions”, but rather, “Always Broke.”
“We know he ain’t never seen eight figures or nine figures,” he said. “He has barely ever seen seven figures. It could be safe to say that one of my cars cost more than he made his whole career.”
During Broner’s fight with Theophane, he earned a ninth-round TKO during a Premier Boxing Champions card at the DC Armory. However, because he was over the weight limit (by 0.4 pounds) at Thursday’s weigh-in, he was stripped of the vacant junior welterweight title.
Reports said he refused to even attempt to drop the small amount of weight and drank immediately after getting off the scale. So, for the fight to go on, Broner agreed to pay $50,000 from his purse to Theophane, who weighed 140 pounds and was eligible to win the vacant belt.
With the win, Broner improved to 32-2 with 24 KOs, while Theophane is now 39-7-1.