British YouTuber AnEsonGib has revealed why his push on Jake Paul was “weak” at the pre-fight press conference for their upcoming boxing bout taking place at the end of January.
On January 30 in Miami, Florida, both Gib and Paul will step foot in the squared circle for their first professional fight, squaring off in a highly-anticipated match that sees the American megastar go toe-to-toe with the Brit, as Paul attempts to use him as a stepping stone to his ultimate goal — a bout with KSI.
Before the opponents lace up their boots in Miami, they faced off in Los Angeles at a special press conference, the event ending with the pair being pulled apart when ‘Seven Figure Gibber’ shoved Jake in the chest. Following the event, Gib’s coach and pro boxer Viddal Riley uploaded a vlog of the team attending the conference, with a clip showing the 23-year-old Brit explain why he laid his hands on his opponent.
After leaving the event, Viddal and Gib discussed the push, and when one of his team described the push as “weak,” the YouTuber explained that it almost happened out of complete shock rather than anger after Jake Paul pretended to “steal his nose” like many would do with a child. Explaining himself, Gib did the same thing to Viddal, before showing his reaction: A shake of the head with a look of pure confusion, before showing how he pushed Paul away.
“I just went like that,” he said as he pushed Viddal. “There was no like, ‘oomph’ behind it. I wasn’t thinking.”
That didn’t stop his team for mocking him for the shove, with Riley describing it as “dead,” before telling him he should have taken a leaf out of KSI’s book.
While Gib may admit that there wasn’t much power behind his push at the press conference, the Brit will be hoping that his punches have plenty of power when they step inside the ring in Miami.
For the first time, both men will compete as professionals, meaning the headgear will be left in the dressing rooms as they act as the co-main event of the DAZN card as Demetrius Andrade defends his WBO middleweight title in the headline fight.