Chris Brown and Drake offered $1 million each to settle dispute in boxing ring

Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman has revealed billionaire Alki David has offered the huge sums to stage the fight

Chris Brown and Drake have been offered $1 million (£641,000) each to fight in a celebrity boxing match.

The pair had been involved in a alleged nightclub brawl earlier this month, after it was alleged that upon discovering they were in the same club, Brown sent a bottle over to Drake’s table. The Toronto rapper then approached Brown and started arguing over Rihanna, Brown’s ex-girlfriend who Drake also had a short relationship with.

Though no arrests have been made over the brawl, the feud is still thought to be ongoing and celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman has revealed that billionaire digital media entrepreneur Alki David wants to capitalise by staging a fight between the pair, for which he’ll pay them $1 million each and give a further $1 million to charity.


Speaking to New York Daily News, Feldman said of his hopes for the fight: “Obviously they have a grudge. It’s just three one-minute rounds. No one will get seriously hurt.”

Mark Geragos, Chris Brown’s attorney, has previously claimed that he has evidence that Drake threw a bottle during the incident, while Brown posted a picture of his gashed chin on Twitter after the fracas along with a tirade of messages directed at Drake’s crew – although they have since been removed.

Drake, however, has denied his involvement in the fight, and said he was heading for the exits when the brawl broke out. A spokesman for the rapper said: “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.I.P. He was on his way out when the altercation began.”

Drake returns to the UK next month to headline Wireless Festival.


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