Due to circumstances out of the control of BLK Prime, Ivan Redkach (23-6-1, 18 KOs), who was intended to fight Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight main event on February 25, will now be replaced with “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (31-12-1, 14 KOs). Broner vs. Lundy, taking place at the Gateway Center in Atlanta, Georgia, will broadcast worldwide on BLK Prime PPV for $39.99. More details, including ticket sales and undercard bouts, will be announced at a later date.
“I’m glad they found a worthy replacement in Hank Lundy,” said Broner, from his training camp in South Florida. “Unfortunately, Redkach had to pull out, but I’m ready for whoever they put in front of me. This is the AB show and I’m on a mission to bust up everyone in my way. Hank Lundy is in trouble. I’m going to put a beating on him.”
Lundy stated, “Broner has established himself as one of the best fighters in the world, but he hasn’t been active, so I’m going to take full advantage of his inactivity. Everyone knows that I will fight anyone and the big names run from me. So I’m telling everyone right now, I’m going to beat the shit out of this can man.”
When they both were at their best, this may’ve actually been an interesting (interesting, not exciting) fight, but now it’s a freakshow which probably won’t feature very much punching at all.
I still wouldn’t be too surprised if Broner pulled out as well and they canceled the entire card. I saw footage of him training and that belly didn’t look like it was close to welterweight, but we’ll see.
Hank is trying to make a living, but at such a cost. He has been hammered in the ring for several years now, taking multiple beatings. I wish him well hoping he will hang em up soon.
– I thought that Ivan Redkach would have a good go at Broner.
– It has been stated many times on this site that Hank Lundy should retire.
I thought that the article would mention the reason why Redkach couldnt take the fight. Of course, they wouldnt dare have you guys smear mud on Joe DeGuardia’s name.
If this happened on Broner and PBC’s end it would be a media field day.
PPV, I wouldn’t pay a bean to watch this. It’s an absolute farce. Two “has beens” fighting for a non title bout.
I agree. I wouldn’t pay a penny and probably wouldn’t watch if it was free.
I would be curious to know the answer as to why anybody would pay to order this fight? Not ask to insult them, but to really know the reason. Are they desperate for any kind of boxing entertainment? Are they in love with Adrian Broner? Are they compulsive PPV orderers and can’t control themselves? Are they having an acid flashback and think they’re ordering Ali-Frazier? Seriously, what gives?
What’s going on with boxing? Every darn fight is now a PPV? Whatever happened to guys fighting on ESPN?
Agreed. Greedy promoters expect diehard fans to purchase these fights so they can make a few extra bucks. As long as folks continue to buy into them, the problem with PPV for everything will continue to persist. As for me, nope. I save my lunch money for big fights that deserve to be purchased.
unfortumately, networks dont want many fight or any at all.
I think PPV and cable TV is what killed boxings popularity in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I fell in love with boxing as a kid in the late 70’s and all the fights were on regular network TV. Only the huge megafights were on what they called closed circuit TV (cctv) You could either order from your home if you were proplerly set up or you could watch it at a movie theatre or another public venue that was screening the fight. Because boxing was so accessible, people were knowledgeable about boxing. Your average fan could easily rattle off the names of top 10 contenders in each division. I guess around the mid 80’s, boxing started to slowly shift towards cable like HBO, Showtime, and PPV and all but disapeared from network TV by 1990. Even the USA and ESPN were cable, which not everybody had back then. By the 90’s and 2000’s, trying to talk boxing to the casual fan became ridiculous. Two sentences in, I would find myself saying to myself “this guy doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about” They’d be saying things like “Mike Tyson should fight Julio Cesar Chavez!”. Now, it’s good to see PBC has been trying to make an attempt to bring boxing back to network TV, and as a result, people are slowly becoming more interested and knowledgeable about the sport
Nothing killed boxing in the 1980’s or 1990’s everything was great
Boxing was great in the 80’s and 90’s, but really started to fade in popularity, escpecially in the 90’s. I would largely attribute that to boxing leaving network tv and going to cable and PPV. Fights that are PPV now would be show on ABC, NBC, or CBS until about 1986. Hearns, Leonard, Benitez, Duran,Hagler, Micheal Spinks, Holmes, Bobby Chacon, Salvador Sanchez, Arguello, Mancini, Hector Camacho, The Beast Mugabi, amongst many others were all regularly featured. Tuesday NIght Fights was cool, but that too was cable. Basic cable, but cable nonetheless. There were some really good fights on Tuesday Fights, but they were usually 2nd tier fights. Old faded fighters like Hearns, Duran, Tim Witherspoon would fight against a hopeless midwest journeyman. They showcased a lot of up and coming fighters too. Rarely would you see a hot matchup between two legit, current contenders. Every once in a while there would even be an obscure world title fight. I saw Bernard Hopkins defend his title when he was a realitively unknown IBF Middlweight Champion. Shane Mosely and Erik Morales both defended their titles on TNF when they were making names for themselves.
Right on bro, i have been watching boxing since the late 60’s!
In the 1990’s Tuesday night fights was fire
@HawnJay Far bigger sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, etc aren’t PPV, but Broner vs. Lundy is. Pretty amazing that this sport continues to stay afloat…
In what universe is this a PPV?!!
This is barely an ESPN+ co-main event.
The same universe where Bermane Stiverne main-events a PPV in 2023.
Watching Broner fight after he left the 130-140 lbs division has not been memorable, he just doesn’t throw enough punches. I would watch this if it was on ESPN, but no thank you to the PPV.
Redkach was a phony in his last fight. Anyone see his acting?
He was definitely acting in his last fight against Prograis and in the one before that, against Garcia, he was biting.
33 year old fighter vs 39 year old fighter. Broner at least pulled off a title win at 147, Lindt’s career at 135 and 140. Not worth $39.99. At least Lundy gets one last payday for all those kids he has.
Pathetic at best! Can’t believe Broner managed to reduce himself to this level! Imagine Danny Garcia, Spence, Crawford, Inoue having to fight an opponent like this? Bet BLK has already advanced Broner some cash, so unfortunately the show has to go on. Even if it’s at the local Walmart parking lot!! As for Lundy, my man I hope you’re getting a decent enough of a buck and you ride off into the sunset with your faculties. Seriously!!
Probably would be a better show going on that same time in the Walmart.
I guess that kid won’t be able to keep his “vow” to retire Lundy.
10 years ago this would have been a great fight. Today, I could not be paid to watch it. 10 years too late.
Who in their right mind will pay to see Broner fight, but also, his opponent with a record of how many wins with 13 losses, I mean, COME ON ! Who in their right mind will watch this farce. BUT, on the other hand, if I were dumb enough to bet on this farce, I’d bet my wad on “Hammerin’ Hank”… Broner, just like is opponent, is a “has been”
I look forward to not watching this
BLK paying Broner that amount of money to fight who ?
Honest Fight announcement:
“rare” PPV: 33yr old unreliable “A” side, Inactive per boxrec. Record of 2-2-1 (0) last 6 years w 1 SD win.
Replacement “B” side has no ring rust but also no fresh legs at age 39.
Prediction: Lundy will carry the fight the distance as Broner will not catch him nor KO him if he could.
The “slightly more adequate” fighter will snatch a UD victory. It is a tossup.The B side is also
4-6 (1) the last 6 years.
Battle of “old but fresh failure” vs “less old rusty hyped has been”.
Press conf & faceoffs will pack a punch with childish outbursts & braggadocio via memories of yesteryear. Broner’s handlers will regale us with stories of his rare title defenses over a decade ago. H.H. will counter with his fabled attempt to dethrone Terence Crawford. He “went down swinging” but so what? He has the “heart of a lion” or a “Philly warrior” or something like that..
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BLK, hire this man.
You mean Broner really? Pffttt
I haven’t seen Hammerin’ Hank Lundy in a while, but he was a pretty good/exciting fighter in his prime. Always liked him & cheered for him. Does he have anything left in the tank?
Well, this ain’t A-side, but neither was Broner’s fight with Ivan. This could still be interesting, at least the first few rounds. I imagine the whole show looking tired.
BLacK Prime only caring about green.
Lol what a joke. “Broner has established himself as one of the best in the world?” Pftttt I don’t think so! Lundy I believe has what it takes to pull off the upset but only because Broner absolutely SUCKS!
People will actually pay 40 bucks to watch this?? Maybe if Broner had a better dance partner?? This isnt even a significant fight as both these guys have been washed up for at least 4-5 years.
Beterbiev-Yarde is on ESPN+ and this crap match is PPV?!! So insane.
Ewww. Not good. ESPN Friday night fights at most. This can’t even go on showtime. Just call it an exhibition. I agree with everyone else here. Of this turns out to be a slugfest, it’s only bad news for both of their future mental faculties.
Hank is in the danger zone and Broner is one shot away from feeling all those other shots he’s absorbed throughout his career.
Lundy has 12 losses and says the big names run from him hahaha. He also said Broner has established himself as one of the best in the world haha Jesus Christ, somebody call that man a doctor.
Two loud fighters good, but I was a fan of Lundy when he was good!!!
Sad…at any level.
Why would anyone pay for this
Broner has always been full of it… Buy this Bullshit and maybe he’ll reward you with another video from the bathroom…. 39.99 i wouldn’t pay 39 cents
I’m surprised Broner is still around. Many years ago, he appeared to be a promising fighter, but that time has passed. I expect him to either pull out of this fight and demonstrate that he’s a shell of his former self.
It’s over no one believes in the guy anymore