Boxing: Adrien Broner jailed for flaunting cash on instagram despite claiming he could not make court payments

Adrien Broner jailed for flaunting cash on instagram despite claiming he could not make court payments

Adrien Broner jailed for flaunting cash on instagram despite claiming he could not make court payments.

Controversial boxer Adrien Broner has been jailed for contempt of court in relation to a civil lawsuit filed against him.

Broner was sent to prison this week after flaunting wads of cash on Instagram despite claiming he could not meet court payments because he was broke.

The former four-weight world champion was told to pay $830,000 (£637,000) to a woman he assaulted in 2018 but has missed several payment deadlines set by Cleveland judge Nancy Margaret Russo.

Broner, 31, filed court documents last month showing evidence that he was unable to fulfill the payments, declaring that he only had $13 (£10) in cash before posting videos of him with thousands of dollars and showing that he has spent over $3million (£2.3m) since 2017.

The American boxer, who appeared in court on Monday, claimed he has ‘rich friends’ when asked how he was able to show off so much money but was thrown in jail by Judge Russo until he can provide truthful information about his financial position.


Broner, who was jailed for seven days in August for violating his probation, insisted he will be able to pay the woman in question in full next year after claiming he would be fighting for the first time in two years in January.

Broner was tipped to become boxing’s next Floyd Mayweather until his career went off in track following a defeat against Marcos Maidana in 2013.

He has not won a fight since 2017 and was beaten by Manny Pacquiao in his last outing in January 2019.