02/10/2020

Antonio Brown could score a seven-figure payday by stepping into the boxing ring with Logan Paul. He’d be stupid to refuse that offer.

  • Antonio Browns NFL career may be over, and hes running out of options to score another seven-figure payday.
  • Celebrity YouTube star Logan Paul is 0-for-1 in the boxing ring, but that wont stop Anthony Joshuas promoter from putting the scrap together.
  • Logan Pauls first boxing match with KSI drew over $3.5 million at the gate and generated over 1 million PPV buys.

Disgraced NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown looks to finally be out of options when it comes to the gridiron.
After leaving the Steelers, he had brief stints with the Raiders and the Patriots. It would appear hes simply run out of places that are willing to put up with his crap.
Antonio Brown Should Be Getting Desperate
It seems natural that the next step for a moron like Antonio Brown would involve him trading blows with someone who isnt a truck driver [TMZ].
Boxing it is, then.
If theres a sport out there that has a history of turning a blind eye to the criminal actions of athletes who can generate money, its the sweet science. Be it convicted rapist Mike Tyson or Floyd Mayweather, who faced domestic violence charges [Business Insider] boxing doesnt burn any bridges.
Which makes it the perfect arena for someone like Antonio Brown.
First Up: YouTube Star Logan Paul
Its time for this Antonio Brown vs. Logan Paul fight to happen. | Source: Michael Reaves / Getty Images / AFP (i), Victor Decolongon / Getty Images / AFP (ii). Image Edited by CCN.com.
Riding a one-fight losing streak, Logan Paul is who promoter Eddie Hearn wants to pit against Brown [Talk Sport].
And with good reason.
Logan Paul fought fellow YouTuber KSI last year, and the bout drew the kind of attention that proper boxers can only dream about: a $3.5 million gate and over 1 million PPV buys.
Source: Twitter
Hearn is wasting no time getting the fight tied down and has already made a few offers to Antonio Brown.
Weve made two offers now to Antonio Brown, and were negotiating a fight at the moment. Obviously, its a fight that DAZN is very serious about, very excited about.
Any potential fight could happen as soon as April this year, according to Hearn.
Does Antonio Brown Have Any Other Options?
A fight with Logan Paul would be a gentle introduction to the world of combat sports, but you can bet that UFC president Dana White will be watching closely.
White has fellow disgraced NFLer Greg Hardy under contract. In all honesty, Hardy hasnt looked all that bad in his UFC fights so far.
Source: Twitter
There would definitely be interest from the UFC if Antonio Brown decided to take the Logan Paul fight and discovered he had an appetite for fronting up to someone who isnt a 60-year-old general manager [NBC Sports].
Still, lets go one step at a time. Theres a considerable difference between a novelty boxing match against a YouTube celebrity and taking on a trained cage fighter.
One thing is for sure. There will be an audience out there who would pay good money to see Antonio Brown get his comeuppance.
Logan Paul may not be the guy to get the job done, but theres plenty of combat athletes whod be willing to smack Brown around for a few dollars.
And with his football career in shambles, Antonio Brown can longer afford to be picky.
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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.
Last modified: February 1, 2020 4:38 PM UTC