The purported exhibition bout between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown, which has blazed across social media since January, is officially off. Event promoters informed Mike Tyson’s camp that Brown is not interested in following through with the three-round fight.
Tyson’s wife, Kiki Tyson, confirmed reports of the cancellation Monday.
Brown and Soulja Boy announced on Instagram their intention to square off in a bout originally to have been backed by Floyd Mayweather’s promotions company. Late in the process, Fred “Frenchy” Madzimba’s company took over negotiations. The bout likely would have been staged in Las Vegas, with Tyson training Brown and Evander Holyfieldworking with Soulja Boy.
The two recording stars butted heads after Soulja Boy posted heart-eyed emojis on an Instagram post by Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karreuche Tran. Brown called Soulja Boy personally, and called him out on Instagram, challenging him to an exhibition bout with the winner taking $1 million.
Brown then connected with Tyson, while Soulja Boy eventually recruited Holyfield, but the entire spectacle unraveled about two weeks ago, Kiki Tyson said. What might have played into this series of events is Brown’s recent legal dust-up. According to the celeb website TMZ, the oft-troubled hip-hop star is due to face Tran in court on Thursday an ongoing restraining-order dispute.
Source: Review Journal