By: Sean Cross
Veteran boxer Ivan Redkach tweeted on Sunday: “There are many cruel people in boxing, who destroy boxers’ lives and destroy their dreams. It hurts me. I’m done with boxing. I was loyal to boxing when he was a boxer. His hands are tied and he can’t fight (sic).” The 36-year-old Ukrainian fighter Whatever prompted him to make the post is unclear. What’s unclear is that his pending fight with Adrien Broner could fall apart — if it hasn’t already. Subsequent tweets made it clear that RedKach was not blaming Broner or Broner’s promoter BLK for any of the situation.
“Thank you so much BLK. For the opportunity,” Redkatch said in a second tweet. “I got hurt in the fight of my life. Boxing is my life. I came to the boxing gym when I was 6 years old. Thanks to my fans. I put my team through my family. My fans, this fight was not what you all expected. An error occurred! Sorry (sic)” with that in mind, Redkatch retweeted, indicating that he wants to fight Broner.
“This fight @AdrienBroner Redkatch added in a third tweet: “We both want it! There are people who don’t want this and I respect Adrian and BLK for all its merits (sic). Clearly, these tweets left more questions than answers. For example, who feels that Redcatch is upset? Moreover, does he still really intend to fight Broner? If so, under what circumstances and circumstances? The man doesn’t seem upset with BLK, Broner’s promotional outlet, or Broner himself.
23-6-2-2 Redcatch has been a mainstay in the fight game for some time, fighting the likes of Danny Garcia, Regis Prograis, Devon Alexander and Tevin Farmer. Despite his tendency to lose the big fights, the man was undefeated in his first 19 fights and stopped only John Molina Jr. and Dejan Zlatikan in Progres, all of whom were famous fighters when they fought Redkatch.
As for Broner, he’s looking to rekindle his career. It’s a good place to start a fight with a redcatch if it’s serious. Both men could certainly use the win and – more importantly – the matchup could make for an entertaining fight. Suffice it to say, at a glance, their fees are scheduled to drop on February 25.