Will Smith and Chris Rock have been offered a huge amount of money to fight on an undercard of an upcoming boxing event.
The two had an altercation during the 94th Academy Awards yesterday.
Will Smith may have won an Oscar for his performance in King Richard as the father of Venus and Serena Williams but the Oscars ceremony will likely be remembered for an altercation he initiated with Chris Rock.
Rock reportedly caused Smith’s ire by talking about Smith’s long time wife – Jada Pinkett Smith.
The joke that prompted the incident was aimed at Jada’s alopecia. Alopecia is the medical term for baldness. Smith’s wife has been open about her struggle with the condition.
Even though Smith has publicly apologized since – Boxstar managing director Darren Lamb offered another option for them to settle their business. He offered them a spot on the undercard of Iranian Hulk vs Martyn Ford on April 30th. They were also offered a fairly sizeable premium, £10 million (roughly $13M).
“Will Smith vs Chris Rock has the potential to be the biggest fight of the year, if not the century, so what better way to settle their differences than at a packed O2 arena on April 30.” Lamb said.
Boxtar is a boxing promotion based in the UK. They have an event taking place in the O2 arena. The event was initially scheduled to be held on April 2, but ended up being postponed until April 30.
The main event of the upcoming card is a match between two giants Martyn Ford and Iranian Hulk Sajad Gharibi.
Though this may sound like a joke, Darren Lamb appears serious about the offer. He also believes Smith and Rock’s fans would love to see them clashing in a boxing ring.
“At Boxstar, we specialize in allowing celebrities the opportunity to put on a pair of gloves and squash their beef in the right way, in a boxing ring, and we would be honored to put on this fight. With £10m on the table and a 50/50 purse split, we hope they take us up on the offer and give the fans what they want.” Darren Lamb added.