Remember Celebrity Deathmatch? It’s back courtesy of Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, only this time they’re fighting for real in a boxing ring and you can bet on it.
A feud between the two stars kicked off in the first few days of this year with Brown threatening Soulja Boy for daring to like a picture of the singer’s ex-girlfriend on Instagram. A Twitter and Instagram war ensued and despite an eventual Youtube apology from Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) the boxing match, which Brown first proposed on Youtube, is still set to go ahead.
It’s become something of a proxy match too with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mike Tyson now involved. Mayweather will be training Soulja Boy with Iron Mike in Brown’s corner. Tyson has promised to teach Chris Brown ‘every dirty trick in the book’.
Despite being mentored by one of the best pound for pound boxers of all time Coral has made Brown the overwhelming favourite at 1/7, with odds at 4/1 for his opponent and entertainer best known for ‘Crank Dat’.
Coral Spokesperson Nicola McGeady commented: “With Iron Mike in his corner and a reputation for getting into scuffles, Breezy is our hot favorite to win this battle of hip hop artists.”
Bovada also has Brown as its favourite at -400 (1/4) to Soulja Boy’s +250 (5/2) pricing.
These two were once friends and allied in making big tunes as can be seen below, but now it seems the only way their beef can be sorted is in the ring.
It was speculated and hoped that the fight would be taking place in Las Vegas but with the rules and regulations causing problems, the organisers are looking elsewhere with Dubai the likeliest destination. For those unable to get to Dubai, the New York Post has reported that the two “have signed on for a three-round bout that will be televised on pay-per-view and promoted by Mayweather’s companies”.
Should it go ahead, our money’s on Soulja Boy.