R&B singer Chris Brown has finally responded to reports of a potentional $1,000,000 boxing challenge to take on music rival Drake and said he is down for the opportunity.
We hope Drake has been hitting the gym because Chris Brown has accepted an offer to fight the Canadian rapper, RumorFix is the first to report. One of our photographers caught up with Brown on Wednesday morning when he was asked if he would accept boxing promoter Damon Feldman‘s offer to square off in the ring against his nemesis. Brown did not hesistate for a moment when he shot back, “Yeah, I would. I would.” Feldman and wealthy entrepreneur Alki David say they will pay the winner of the fight $9 million, and the loser, a cool $1 million. Until now, both rappers had remained mum about the offer but Brown broke his silence this week with our cameras rolling. (RumorFix)
Reports of the pricey bout surfaced online a few weeks ago.
As fans continue to buzz about Chris Brown and Drake’s bottle-throwing battle in a Manhattan nightclub earlier this month, a promoter is offering the entertainers $1 million each to duke it out in the ring, the New York Daily News reports. Boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells the newspaper that billionaire bottling heir Alki David has offered to bankroll the bout and that he’ll sweeten the purse with an extra $1 million for charity if the two agree to lace up the gloves and fight one on one. (Detroit Free Press)
The event would take place in either two locations around late August.
Mr. Feldman said he has the financial backing of Alki David, a digital entrepreneur who has agreed to pay the singers for their appearances and to donate $1 million to a charity that helps abused women. The fight would be staged in Las Vegas or Los Angeles on Aug. 25. If they accept the challenge, Drake and Mr. Brown would fight three one-minute rounds, wearing oversize 24 ounce gloves and headgear to limit the risk of injury. (New York Times)
Recently, G-Unit head 50 Cent said he would put his money on Brown up against Drake.
“I’d take Chris,” he told Bay Area station KMEL. “I guess it’s ’cause of all the physical things with dancin’ and movin’. He be slippin’ and movin’. I don’t see Drake doing that. Chris be havin’ his shirt off. He got one of them MMA fighter looks. Like he might have did karate when he was a kid. He kickin’, doin’ splits and stuff. This could really get interesting.” (KMEL)
Check out Chris Brown’s remarks below:
by Cyrus Langhorne