If you’ve ever wanted to see YouTube and TikTok personalities beat the crap out of each other, Saturday is going to be right up your alley. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens is hosting “Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” featuring notable personalities from the world of YouTube and TikTok.
And there’s money to be made, as featured attraction Bryce Hall says he’s making $5 million on this bout, plus a cut of the PPV revenue, and another $1 million if he knocks out his opponent Austin McBroom. You can watch their highly-staged shoving match at a pre-fight press conference melee here:
As someone turning 42 in August, I cannot guarantee that anything I say about this event will be accurate. All I know is so-called “influencers” are taking to boxing in a big way in the wake of Jake Paul and Logan Paul’s forays into the sweet science.
And one of the Youtube combatants tonight, AnEsonGib, actually helped start this trend by losing to Jake Paul in January of 2020 after they fought to a draw the first time.
So if you’re into this merger of sports and “reality” television, we’re here to help you find out what’s happening. Here’s a list of all bouts on the card scheduled for this evening, and you can watch it here for $49.99 on Saturday night starting at 7:00 p.m. An NFT will also be included with any pay-per-view purchase, because why wouldn’t an NFT be included in 2021?
Full card (YouTuber on left, TikToker on right)
Austin McBroom vs. Bryce Hall
AnEsonGib vs. Taylor Holder
Deji vs Vinnie Hacker
DDG vs Nate Wyatt
Faze Jarvis vs Michael Le
Tanner Fox vs Ryland Storms
Free pre-show undercard
Landon McBroom vs Ben Azelart
Ryan Johnston vs Cale Saurage