A judge has ordered boxer Adrien Broner to pay a Manahattan Jeweler nearly $600,000 after the company accused Broner of walking away with a custom made pieces and later trying to pay with a check that bounced.
According to Bossip, Florida Judge Raag Singhal approved a default judgment against Broner late last month for $573,060 after the boxer failed to respond to Vladdy’s Jeweler’s federal lawsuit against him.
Vladdy’s sued Broner back in February for breach of contract and unjust enrichment, saying that it made a deal with Broner for the boxer to purchase $500,000 worth of jewelry for $400,000 and in exchange, Broner would wear Vladdy’s logo on his shorts at a 2019 fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, according to court papers. Broner also agreed to a t-shirt promotion and to appear in a TV commercial for the brand.
However, after the fight, Vladdy complained that the logo on the shorts was’ big enough, and Broner failed to honor the original promotional work.
Broner agreed to wear shorts with a bigger logo for his next fight and return Vladdy’s loaned jewels as soon as it delivered his custom made jewelry, including an “AB” pendant with a diamond, Cuban pendant on a rose and white gold chain, according to the company.
Company reps later met with Broner’s associate, known as “Littleface” in Atlanta, where they handed over most of the custom jewelry, and Broner asked to keep the jewelry that Vladdy’s loaned him. He gave the company a check for $443,000 – but it came back for “insufficient funds,” according to the complaint.
Broner has refused to return the jewelry or make good on his deal with Vladdy’s forcing them to sue Broner. Broner never answered the case leading to the default judgment.
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