Update 1:58 a.m. ET Both fighters are on the way to the ring, and we should be underway soon in L.A.
The world of “social boxing” gets another moderately high profile card on Saturday night when AnEsonGib and Austin McBroom face off at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The main event is expected to get started sometime after 10 p.m. ET, although after 11 p.m. seems more likely. The bout will air on FITE.tv.
This is AnEsonGib’s second pro bout and McBroom’s debut. AnEsonGib has won three exhibition bouts, but his only pro fight was a 2020 loss to Jake Paul in the pro debut for both fighters. Paul dropped him in the first and won via TKO.
We don’t have any betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for this bout, but that won’t stop the entertainment value. It’s not the top tier of crossover boxing events, but it should draw some eyeballs. It’s not quite Jake Paul or KSI, so we’ll see just how much attention it gets.
The fight is scheduled for six rounds and we’ll have live scoring until a winner (or draw!) is declared.
AnEsonGib vs. Austin McBroom round-by-round results
Round 1: 10-8 McBroom
A knockdown with a straight right from the local kid, who seems to have the best of it in his first professional fight. Despite the experience disadvantage, McBroom looks like the more athletic man.
Round 2: 10-9 McBroom
More solid lefts from McBroom, as well as a nasty right hook, but Gib does appear to be in better physical condition. As it goes later, he might have a better chance at turning it around.
Round 3: 10-7 AnEsonGib
What a comeback from Gib! He puts McBroom down twice in the round, the first time with a short left while McBroom was reaching for a KO himself. The second was a straight right to the body that set up a perfect left hook.
Round 4: AnEsonGib wins by TKO (three knockdowns) at 2:35 of the fourth round
A WILD fight. Gib looked done, but McBroom might have gotten a bit cocky and started taking his smaller opponent not as seriously as necessary. Gib kept coming forward, and earned the turnaround win.
We’ll see what’s next for both fighters hopefully soon.