By Dan Ambrose: Adrien ‘The Drawback’ Broner says he needs to knock out journeyman Hank Lundy early on February twenty fifth in order that he can get his paycheck earlier and go residence when the 2 meet in the primary occasion on BLK Prime pay-per-view on the Gateway Middle Area, in Faculty Park, Georgia.
Broner is getting prime greenback from BLK Prime, who’re paying him a reported $10 million+ for 3 fights in a 12 month interval. The magic query is whether or not Broner might be anticipated to combat good opposition as a part of his three-fight deal.
The 39-year-old Lundy (31-12-1, 14 KOs) is changing Ivan Redkach, who reportedly pulled as a result of promotional points. Lundy is an identical degree opponent to the 36-year-old Redkach, so there’s just about no drop-off by way of expertise.
Lundy has misplaced his final 4 fights and hasn’t received since 2020. Ten years in the past, Lundy was a succesful fringe contender at 135, however he’s been on a steep decline since 2014, shedding repeatedly. Since 2018, issues have gotten horrible for Lundy, with him shedding six out of his final eight fights.
Therefore, he’s getting the combat with Broner, who can’t afford to face anybody with a shred of means proper now as a result of his profession has sunk and is on its solution to the underside.
Broner 0-5 since 2017
Happily, Broner is in even worse form, going 0-5 in his final 5 fights, in case you embrace his three controversial matches in opposition to Adrian Granados, Jessie Vargas, and Jovanie Santiago as defeats, as they need to be.
“I ain’t speaking to Hank. He is aware of what’s at stake. He is aware of what he’s in for. I ain’t enjoying,” mentioned Adrien Broner to ESNEWS when requested if he had a message for his February twenty fifth opponent Hank Lundy.
“I ain’t enjoying with him. I like an early combat. That means, I can get out of the ring and get my examine quicker,” Broner mentioned when instructed that Lundy is predicting that he’s going to knock him out in 4 or 5 rounds.
“You don’t receives a commission for additional time. I ain’t making an attempt to throw no additional punches.
“It’s going to be star-studded for positive. It’s going to be lots of people there. , Atlanta is like black Hollywood. There’s going to be lots of people there. It’s going to be a hell of an occasion. You don’t need to miss this one,” mentioned Broner about his combat with 39-year-old Lundy.