Adrien Broner Makes His Sons Spar To Settle Their Differences With Winner Getting $100
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Former boxing champion Adrien Broner decided to let his kids settle their differences in a slightly unusual way by getting them to put on some boxing gloves and bash each other up. You can see the unorthodox parenting technique in this video.
Broner didn’t want his kids to be duking it out for no reward either, so he put up a purse of $100 for the fight to sweeten the deal.
It seems like a bit of a mismatch, given that one of the kids is 12 years old and the other 15 years old, but the fight itself seemed relatively competitive and – crucially – good-natured.
After all, both of these boys have some serious boxing pedigree on their dad’s side.
Four-weight champion Broner shared the video on his social media accounts, writing: "My son’s been at each all week so today I let them get they wreck off they chest.
"I told em who ever win getting $100 cause everything they want I make them work for it to show them nothing is just giving to you so after watching them work with each other today I'm giving both of them $100 here go some good bump from my two oldest boys."
See? Maybe this is a massively underrated parenting technique after all.
He allowed the two lads to get their aggression off their chests in a controlled and supervised fashion, while – maybe – teaching them a lesson, too.
Also, they both bagged $100 out of it, so everyone must have been happy with that.
During the video, you can listen to Broner’s enthusiastic commentary, sharing his thoughts on their fighting chops, from body shots to jabs and defensive work.
Broner is far from the first to employ this technique – as many people reading this article will know – but Emiliano Vargas, who has two brothers who are professional boxers and a former world champion father, said: "Done this a couple times growing up."
This all comes as Broner senior prepares to return to the ring once again himself.
He was beaten by Manny Pacquiao back in 2019, before having two years off from the sport.
Then, he faced 32-year-old Jovanie Santiago in February 2021, winning a controversial points decision.
Now, he's coming back again to fight 32-year-old Omar Figueroa later this summer.
Commenting on that fight, Broner said: “I’m going in there to try to stop Figueroa.
“I’m going to take the fight to him and go ahead and get him out of there.
"What I expect from him is the same gruesome Figueroa that we always see. He’ll try to make it a rough fight.
"Every fighter is different, but I don’t think he’ll be hard to hit. So, I’ll see ya’ll on 20 August.’’