News: NBA Star Offered $500,000 To Referee Chris Brown/Drake Fight
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 8:05PM
NBA champion Tony Parker has reportedly been offered $500,000 to put on his own referring attire and control a potential boxing match between Young Money's Drake and R&B star Chris Brown.
While Breezy and Drizzy would receive a few million bucks each, Parker would get a fraction of the amount to referee.
Celebrity Boxing's Damon Feldman has already offered Brown and Drake $5 million each to fight in a three, 1-minute round boxing match. Now Feldman tell us he desperately wants Parker to get involved. "I am looking to have Tony be the referee; it's a natural choice. We are willing to give Parker $500,000 and $500,000 to a charity of his choice if he takes the job." Feldman is hoping for the fight to take place in October, but neither Drake or Brown have formally accepted the terms of the match. (Star Pulse)
Earlier this month, Brown playfully said he would take up the boxing challenge.
We hope Drake has been hitting the gym because Chris Brown has accepted an offer to fight the Canadian rapper, RumorFix is the first to report. One of our photographers caught up with Brown on Wednesday morning when he was asked if he would accept boxing promoter Damon Feldman's offer to square off in the ring against his nemesis. Brown did not hesistate for a moment when he shot back, "Yeah, I would. I would." Feldman and wealthy entrepreneur Alki David say they will pay the winner of the fight $9 million, and the loser, a cool $1 million. Until now, both rappers had remained mum about the offer but Brown broke his silence this week with our cameras rolling. (RumorFix)
Reports of the pricey bout heated up the Internet a few weeks ago.
As fans continue to buzz about Chris Brown and Drake's bottle-throwing battle in a Manhattan nightclub earlier this month, a promoter is offering the entertainers $1 million each to duke it out in the ring, the New York Daily News reports. Boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells the newspaper that billionaire bottling heir Alki David has offered to bankroll the bout and that he'll sweeten the purse with an extra $1 million for charity if the two agree to lace up the gloves and fight one on one. (Detroit Free Press)
Tony Parker, who found himself in the middle of Brown and Drake's bottle-throwing incident last month, recently filed a $20 million lawsuit against the New York City nightclub where it all began.
The club is also facing a $20 million lawsuit from NBA star Tony Parker over injuries he sustained in the fight. The suit centers around many of the same charges the club is facing from the liquor authority: they didn't do enough to stop the fight, they didn't have enough security working when the fight started, and they should have known better than to let two guys who've publicly feuded for the same girl into the club at the same time. Parker was in the V.I.P. section when the fight broke out, and suffered an injury to his cornea in the ensuing melee. An injury to his eye, the suit argues, isn't exactly great for Parker's basketball career. Therefore, $20 million please. (The Atlantic Wire)