Mayweather calls Broner a ‘snake’ ahead of Ashley Theopane title fight

Floyd Mayweather has branded Adrien Broner a “snake” ahead of his fight against Ashley Theopane on Friday.

Broner will defend his WBA super-lightweight title against a challenge by Theopane, who is promoted by Mayweather.

Though Broner has played down “beef” between him and his one-time friend, retired unbeaten champion Mayweather begged to differ.

“One thing I’m trying to find out about Adrien Broner – is he a boxing promoter, is he a rapper or is he a gangster?

“Like I said before, ‘The Problem’, that’s what Adrien Broner likes to call himself, if I’m not mistaken.

“The problem that he really needs to focus on is his problem in Cincinnati. I think the best name for him is not ‘The Problem’, it’s ‘Snake’.”

Continuing his tirade against Broner, Mayweather questioned his value as a pay-per-view fighter.

“You gotta realise, with Mayweather Promotions, we take our time and we build superstars,” he said.

“Mayweather Promotions holds the record for pay-per-view and we know Adrien Broner is a free TV type of fighter. We all know super fights happen on Saturday.”

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