Adrien Broner on undercard status: ‘They could air my fight on YouTube’


LAS VEGAS — Three-division titlewinner Adrien Broner said that he has no problem being on Saturday's Showtime Pay-Per-View-televised undercard beneath Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Amir Khan at the MGM Grand given the 24-year-old is getting paid handsomely.

Broner (27-1, 22 knockouts) will face Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) before Khan faces Luis Collazo in a welterweight clash of ex-beltholders with Mayweather defending his RING and WBC 147-pound titles against WBA counterpart Marcos Maidana in the main event.

Broner will pocket 1.25 million compared to a guaranteed base purse of $1.5 million each for Khan and Maidana, the latter of whom defeated Broner by unanimous decision for his current belt in December.

"I don't care where they put me," said Broner, who was dropped in the second and eighth rounds by Maidana. "S–t, I would have fought on Instagram as long as my check stays straight. Everybody's talking about 'You're fighting third out.' I don't care, as long as my money's good. They could air my fight on YouTube."

Broner also said he is unconcerned about the acrimonious rift between Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Golden Boy President Oscar De la Hoya, again, due to the fact that he's getting a hefty payday.

"I'm a self-promoter and I do great and I'm great doing that," said Broner. "As long as they keep my money straight, as long as they keep me straight, my name is business and I ain't in it."



Rapper 2 Chainz will be in attendance at Friday's weigh-in for Mayweather-Maidana in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, site of Saturday night's action.