By Vince Writer: About a week ago, most boxers didn’t even know about the existence of a company known as BLK Prime, but now the new fighter has grabbed the headlines by partnering with a leading man. in the competition. Pound-for-pound, and a man who is a former world champion in four different weight classes.
While the world is waiting for an agreement to fight between the WBO Welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and the WBC, WBA, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr, the man appointed as the B-side of the event. he made an A+ move by going the other way and confirming the 8th payday.
In a strange turn, on October 20, Terence Crawford confirmed to ESPN that he signed a contract to fight WBO No. 6 ranked contender David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) on December 10 in his hometown of Omaha. , Nebraska. The fight will be broadcast live on BLK Prime for $39.95.
This announcement caught everyone off guard because they were fixated on the Spence-Crawford fight, and had no idea about BLK Prime’s existence. The December 10 event featuring Terence Crawford will mark the first time the platform will broadcast a professional boxing match.
BLK Prime is a Silicon Valley-based technology company that has been around for five years, and they’ve had a lot of explosions that aren’t professional. At first glance, it seems that Crawford and the streaming service had a deal at the same time that Terence Crawford was able to negotiate with Spence, and BLK Prime finally received recognition as a figure behind the boxing promotion scene.
The concept of BLK Prime quickly changed from a company trying to be viable to a platform trying to be a serious competitor. Five days after announcing their allegiance to Terence Crawford, BLK Prime announced the signing of former four-division world champion Adrien Broner.
After canceling the scheduled fight with Omar Figueroa Jr. on August 20 due to mental health problems, it seems that Broner’s boxing career has taken off. The man popularly known as “Trouble” was thrown into the high street of life as he managed to secure a fighting deal with the streaming platform worth an estimated $10 million.
The signing of Adrien Broner has shocked the boxing community as it represents a move that shows how BLK Prime is trying to establish his position in the fight game. During a recent interview with Fighthype, Adrien Broner confirmed the strategy.
“I think personally, with my brand Game Billions and BLK Prime, I think we’re going to take over boxing, and we’re going to take it to the highest level it’s ever been. And it’s all going to start with my friend from Nebraska.” … Terence Crawford.
The deal with Terence Crawford is great, but Broner’s signing could lead to the evolution of BLK Prime. Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is a former four-division world champion and one of the biggest names in boxing, but in the squared circle for the past five fights, Broner has collect (2-2-1).
Acquiring Adrien Broner has the potential to be a game changer as he could attract other talented boxers to BLK Prime. For example, if they want to pay $10 million to sign Broner to a one-fight deal, what kind of money would they be willing to pay for a current champion like lightweight champion Devin Haney or WBA (Regular) lightweight champion? . Gervonta “Tank” Davis?
In a matter of days, BLK Prime has transformed from a fly-by-night operation to a major player in the game. Broner’s deal raised awareness among boxing fans, but it also caught the attention of other top boxers and blue-collar fighters hoping to find a better way out of their boxing career.