Damon Feldman, a celebrity boxing promoter, told the New York Daily News of his desire to hold a boxing match between Chris Brown and Drake. According to reports, the musicians would be compensated for their efforts. Feldman says that media mogul Alki David will pay each rapper $1 million to strap on the gloves and duke it out.
The proposed boxing match, which would consist of three one-minute rounds, would be available for public viewing on pay-per-view. The cost to watch was not reported. As a possible reference, the recent high-profile fight between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao fetched $64.95 for a high-definition feed.
The call for a more formal fight stems from the highly-publicized brawl between members of Brown, Drake and members of each rapper's entourage. Two weeks ago in Manhattan's W.i.P. nightclub, a nasty melee occurred after the Brown and Drake engaged in a verbal altercation.
According to reports, Drake was ribbing Brown about Rihanna, the female vocalist who both have dated, when things turned ugly. Eight people were injured when champagne bottles started flying. One victim was San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, who reported this week that he nearly lost his eye in the incident and is suing the nightclub for $20 million. The eye injury could keep Parker out of the Olympics this summer.
With Rihanna being such a hot-button issue between Brown and Drake, Feldman has a plan to include the singer in the proposed boxing match.
“I would love to have Rihanna as the ring girl,” Feldman told The New York Daily News.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, neither rapper has responded to the fight request. According to the website CelebrityNetworth.com, Drake and Brown have a combined net worth of $47 million, meaning the $1 million pay day may not be enough to get these two celebs in the ring.
Organizers are proposing an Aug. 25 fight date with Las Vegas or Los Angeles as the host city. The proposed battle will not be without a side benefit. David will reportedly contribute another $1 million to charity if the fight goes down.
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