Forget recording video content for the followers you want, these YouTubers will stream fights.
In recent years, boxing has been dominated by social media celebrities who are stepping into the ring to add to their fortunes.
While some are fighting each other, others are calling out former UFC stars, ex-basketball players and even pros like Conor McGregor.
Here are six YouTube stars who have become boxers.
The most famous of all YouTubers when it comes to sports, Jake has enjoyed a stellar rise in boxing.
Claiming a 5–0 record, he has seen MMA stars Tyron Woodley (twice), Ben Askren, and former NBA hero Nate Robinson brutally ousted.
Jake has repeatedly called on UFC’s Jorge Masvidal to fight while he has constant beef with Conor McGregor.
It is reported that he has earned around £20 million in his astonishing career so far.
Jake’s older brother Logan was the first of the Paul brothers to embrace the war.
Incredibly, while the pair were growing up, Logan and Jake introduced each other to a fight, although this never materialized.
However, Logan fought YouTube rival KSI twice. The first fight ended in a draw, then KSI won a rematch at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which was streamed in the US by DAZN.
The fight was watched by over 2.25 million live viewers, including over 1.05 million watching pay-per-views and 1.2 million watching illegal streams on Twitch.
Logan Paul’s winner, YouTuber/rapper/boxer KSI, real name JJ Olatunji, is nothing short of confident.
The British star dubbed Jake a “c***” in front of Brother Logan, insisting that he would be able to beat him in a fight. Whether this happens with KSI or not is another matter.
So far KSI has fought three times, twice against Paul and once against Joe Weller – and is undefeated.
With over 34 million subscribers, you can bet the London player will receive huge pay-per-view figures if he returns to the ring, even though he says he’s retired… as of now. for.
You wouldn’t usually associate Rashid Belhasa, better known as money kicks, with boxing.
No, it’s actually common to see him hanging out with sports stars at a zoo that’s part of a heist to a billionaire’s mansion and posting pictures on his Instagram.
However, Belhasa is game – and will fight the legend of Floyd Mayweather – in an exhibition bout that will go on for eight rounds if it goes that long on February 20 in Dubai.
He is convinced too. He told Sky Sports: “Mayweather is so fast – I need to be close to him and just get mad at him!
“I won’t lie to myself. It’s an honor to enter the ring with him. I’ll do my best. You never know — any punch could land, and my hands are heavy.”
Eastbourne YouTuber Weller was the first of his kind to start the trend of social media celebrities going boxing.
He won the competition from internet star Theo Baker in 2017, and called himself the “champion of boxing on YouTube”.
Weller later lost to KSI, and when he arrived he had an altercation with Jake Paul in LA.
He hasn’t put up a fight since being knocked out by Paul in the first round of his sparring season.
Saudi-born AnEsonGib, real name Ali Louis Al-Fakhri, fought at amateur level before taking on and losing to Jake Paul.
He enjoyed success early on – winning a technical knockout against fellow YouTuber MaxPlaysFifa at the Copper Box Arena in London in 2018, and defeating TGFbro’s Jay Swingler by unanimous decision.
Recently, Gibb fought American TikToker Tyler Holder in an exhibition bout at the previous YouTubers vs TikTokers event.
The result was originally declared as a majority draw.
However, after controversy, the result was turned into a UD victory for Gibb after being reviewed by the caretaker organization.