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Eddie Hearn reveals how much money AnEsonGib wanted to fight Jake Paul

Published: 14/Nov/2019 9:51

by Jacob Hale

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In an interview following the massive KSI vs Logan Paul boxing event, Eddie Hearn has revealed how much money British YouTuber AnEsonGib wants for his proposed fight against Logan’s brother, Jake.

KSI vs Logan Paul was undoubtedly one of the biggest boxing events in recent history, outshining the likes of national hero Anthony Joshua to become the most-bought pay-per-view boxing event in the United Kingdom in 2019.

There’s also no doubt that both fighters would have added a lot of money to their bank account off the back of this fight, with most rumors suggesting each fighter had a multi-million dollar contract, making the fight even more worthwhile than it already was.

One fight that people seemingly managed to forget about though, was the one between Jake Paul and AnEsonGib that never took place, despite some fantastic hype and build-up in the weeks leading up to the event in Los Angeles.

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AnEsonGib gained popularity as a FIFA YouTuber, earning himself almost 2m subscribers.

Though the fight between Gib and Jake Paul has not yet come to fruition, based on his response in an interview with iFL TV, promoter Eddie Hearn believes it’s still a possibility – but that Gib’s requested income could be a little higher than expected.

Asked about the possibility of the two getting themselves on a card and whether it’s realistic, Hearn said:

“It is [realistic]. It’s just a case of like… Gib wants $1 million doesn’t he,” bursting out laughing as the interviewer refers to him as “Seven Figure Gibber.”

Continuing, Hearn said: “I don’t know how big Gib is. I don’t think he’s as big as Jake Paul but I must say, I really enjoyed being around those boys (referencing Gib as well as Ethan ‘Behzinga’ Payne and Joe Weller) and I thought they were brilliant all week.”

(Timestamp 14:21 for mobile users)

Hearn went on to say that he’d like to keep all of these people involved in boxing somehow, be it through commentary, reporting or another avenue, and continuing to turn their viewers into boxing fans.

He also said, though, that he would prefer to have another fight with KSI or Logan Paul taking on one of the many A-List celebrities that have supposedly reached out to him in the lead-up to and following the fight.

Though he hasn’t named his possible A-List fighters, he said that these are people he knows could fight and would work hard to make themselves pro.

Gib later tweeted out a clip from the video, saying: “Specifically, I WANT 5MILL IN CASH!”

Though it’s not been confirmed how much KSI and Logan Paul each made from the fight, it seems Hearn feels Gib asking for $1 million may be a little bit excessive. evidenced no better than through his smile when he mentions it, clearly unable to keep a straight face at the thought.

Regardless, it’s looking very possible we see Gib on a fight card at some point in the near future, though whether he makes the money he wants from it remains to be seen.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”