Hearn is trying to sign Broner and other established American stars now that his company's US division, Matchroom Boxing USA, is armed with huge license fees as part of its reported $1 billion deal with the Perform Group's streaming service, DAZN.
That didn't stop Broner from publicly ripping the British promoter's three-fight, $6,750,000 offer in an Instagram post Wednesday.
Regardless, Broner isn't satisfied with the money Hearn offered him. Coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw with Jessie Vargas, AB wrote that Hearn offered a worse deal than an offer he rejected from Roc Nation (made four years ago) and added the hashtag #SlaveDeal followed by five emojis giving Hearn the finger.More news: John Mayer's green screen music video is a meme dream come true
Like many fighters linked to Showtime and Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions brand, the 28-year-old Broner is not under contract with an exclusive promoter, which is the exact type of fighter being heavily recruited by Hearn after declaring "open season" on the sport earlier this month.
"Fight two - March 2019".
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Hearn didn't specify in the email the opponents he had in mind for Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC).
DAZN, which is available in countries such as Canada, Japan and Germany, is due to launch in the United States in June with Hearn's slate of boxing events due to begin in September.
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Jermall Charlo, who said he talked to Haymon about it, said he and his brother believe it's worth talking to Hearn to see what he has to offer.