As if the prospect of Soulja Boy fighting Chris Brown on pay-per-view television were not enough, Meek Mill has now suggested he and Drake should join the ranks of R&B stars and rappers settling their beefs in the boxing ring.
During a livestream, the rapper said: “I’d beat Drizzy the fuck up for five mil. Of course I would. We gonna let Nicki be the ring girl. Y’all would come to see that fight, wouldn’t y’all? Y’all’d spend $100 a ticket for that.”
According to the guardian, the bad blood between the pair stems from July 2015, when Meek Mill suggested Drake used ghostwriters, notably on the track R.I.C.O., a collaboration between the pair. Drake responded with two diss tracks aimed at his rival. The feud rumbled on, with producer Quentin Miller claiming he was attacked by Mill and his associates after denying he had ghostwritten for Drake, an allegation denied by Mill.
However, any fight is unlikely to happen. For one thing, Drake would be crazy to accept the challenge. Mill is 6’2, while Drake is 5’11, suggesting the former would have a significant advantage in weight and reach.
As Soulja Boy and Chris Brown look likely to find out, it may simply be logistically impossible to stage such a fight. As the New York Post points out of the Boy-Brown bout, plans to host the showdown in Las Vegas would almost certainly be scuppered by the regulations insisted upon by the Nevada Boxing Board of Control.
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Even suggestions to move the fight to Dubai, or elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates, seem unlikely to help it come to pass. “The Money Team’s accountants will realise that this is an event that no one – including their fans – will pay to watch on PPV, and that it’s just a money-losing proposition,” Jim Murphy of sportsbettingexperts.com told the Post. “Don’t be surprised if talk of this fight quietly disappears over the next few weeks. It’s significantly more likely that the principals will record an album or go on tour together than it is they’ll ever meet in a boxing ring.”