Adrien Broner misses out on Manny Pacquiao and wants to punish Ashley Theophane
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 01/01/16 12:02pm
Adrien Broner has vowed to take his frustrations over negotiations to fight Manny Pacquiao out on Ashley Theophane.
The outspoken Broner had been in talks to be Pacquiao's final opponent on April 9 but Theophane claims a bout with the WBA world super-lightweight champion has been agreed and all that remains to be finalised is a date and venue.
The news that Pacquiao will instead take on another Top Rank fighter in Timothy Bradley prompted an angry reaction from Broner (31-2-KO23), who launched a scathing attack on promoter Bob Arum.
People wanted to see me fight @MannyPacquiaoTR but BOB ARUM so greedy he wanted all the money in the house so he can Robb [sic] everybody LOL.
The 26-year-old said via social media: "People wanted to see me fight @MannyPacquiaoTR but BOB ARUM so greedy he wanted all the money in the house so he can Robb [sic] everybody LOL.
"Haaaaaaa!!!!! They tricked y'all again faking like they wanted smoke with me knowing they got bag [sic] lungs.
"I was go [sic] **** @MannyPacquiaoTR up!!! I'm a savage foreal [sic] I don't give a **** anybody can get it…..well it's time to get some easy money …. Get ready Ashley Theophane LOL.
"I don't give a **** who I fight. If Manny Pacquiao wants to make this fight happen in April I'm ready and if that **** don't go through then I will just beat the **** out of Floyd Mayweather fighter Ashley Theophane in the beginning of March."
Theophane is part of 'The Money Team' run by Mayweather, who was recently critical of Broner's behaviour having previously helped him during his training camps.