It’s being alleged that the ACE Family’s Austin McBroom owns Social Gloves, the company that ran the YouTubers vs TikTokers boxing event, and he’s coming under fire after fighters have reported not being paid amid PPV struggles.
A number of fighters from the YouTubers vs TikTokers event, as well as their friends, have claimed that they’ve not been paid in the aftermath. Social Gloves have said they’re “working tirelessly” to make sure fighters who haven’t been paid, such as Vinnie Hacker, will get their money.
Obviously, Social Gloves isn’t exactly a well-established promotion in the boxing world, with the likes of Triller Fight Club more popular in the influencer boxing world.
Now, it’s becoming clear that there’s more than meets the eye with Social Gloves.
Tana Mongeau accuses McBroom of owning Social Gloves
not austin mcbroom owning most of social gloves and then everyone being surprised people aren’t getting paid 💀
— CANCELLED (@tanamongeau) June 26, 2021
For the most part, nobody was really talking much about Social Gloves until it became apparent that fighters weren’t being paid. This comes after the Battle of the Platforms allegedly only made 136,000 PPV sales — a long way off the expected 500,000.
Tana said it’s “no surprise” that fighters aren’t getting paid considering McBroom “owns most of Social Gloves.” McBroom responded saying that Tana is “speaking on sh*t she doesn’t know about” and that “a lawsuit is happening and it’s not with Social Gloves.”
He doesn’t confirm or deny any ownership stake in the company.
Not the most desperate human being speaking on shit she doesn’t know about. Don’t try and bring me or the event down to make you feel better about Tanacon. Every fighter including myself will be getting paid and a lawsuit is happening and it’s not with social gloves dumb dumb
— Austin McBroom (@AustinMcbroom) June 26, 2021
Social Gloves trademark belongs to McBroom’s company
While Austin himself hasn’t spoken publicly about any ownership in Social Gloves, a quick search in the United States Patent and Trademark Office directory shows that Social Gloves is owned by a McBroom-owned company.
Obviously, this ties the company with McBroom and, ultimately, puts the pressure of unpaid competitors into his hands. Whether there are more stakeholders involved is unclear.
So it seems as though Austin definitely holds ownership in Social Gloves, and now the question is whether he will address the situation head-on.