From his entrance with Desiigner to his direct challenge of Floyd Mayweather after his 9th round TKO, Adrien Broner put on quite the spectacle last night in D.C.
Despite being something of a rapper himself, Adrien Broner is well-acquainted with some of hip-hop's biggest stars. He's been escorted into the ring by Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, Migos, Rick Ross, and French Montana. Before last night's fight against Ashley Theophane, Broner entered the arena followed by a newer face in the game, but one who's been causing quite a stir: Desiigner. Broner had the Brooklyn rapper perform his breakout hit, "Panda," as he walked out in a sparkly silver getup that looks like a cross between a suit and a dress. The GOOD Music signee even got inside the ring to finish the track, ending his performance with some machine gun sound effects.
Desiigner walking Adrien Broner to the ring last night performing "Panda" pic.twitter.com/5W4qy1teOj— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) April 2, 2016
Desiigner ended up setting the stage for a dominant performance from Broner, who knocked out Theophane in the ninth round. The fight went down shortly after Floyd Mayweather uttered some inflammatory remarks on Broner during an interview with FightHype.com. Mayweather was ringside for last night's fight, as Theophane is a client of Mayweather Promotions, and after his victory, Broner directed some fighting words at the undefeated retiree.
"Somebody I look up to and somebody I admire talked all bad about me," said Broner. "I don't know how you all like it. I didn't like it. I learn shit from physical activity, so me and Floyd, we got a feud."
Broner went on to directly challenge Mayweather to a one-on-one bout: "I'm a man at the end of the day, and I come from the streets, the trenches, man...and I will never let a man disrespect me. So he gotta see me. I don't care if we spar or we fight. Let's get it on."
As Broner was calling him out, Mayweather remained ringside and let out a hearty laugh. Later, when asked about Broner's challenge by Spike announcer Scott Hanson, Mayweather responded, "I don't play kid games with Adrien Broner."
If Broner is to actually pursue a fight with Mayweather, he'd be wise to straighten out the two outstanding arrest warrants he's currently faced with. Broner's attorney has stated that his client will head back to his hometown of Cincinnati to turn himself in on Monday, after which he'll likely attempt to put forth $100,000 in bail.