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How to watch Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib: stream, fight date, schedule, more

Published: 25/Jan/2020 19:23 Updated: 31/Jan/2020 1:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Two months after the long-awaited KSI vs Logan Paul rematch, Jake Paul and AnEsonGib stand as the next YouTubers to throw down in the boxing ring. We’ve compiled everything fans need to know to catch the action live at the month’s end!

Although Jake initially pleaded with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn for a bout on the KSI vs Logan Paul 2 undercard, Hearn ultimately decided on a separate bout for the Team 10 founder further down the line.

Now, that match has finally arrived — and it may not be the last of Jake’s grudge matches against fellow content creators, either.

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Jake Paul and AnEsonGib faced off during a press conference earlier this month, but it doesn’t look like Gib is Jake’s ultimate goal.

When & where is the Jake Paul vs Gib fight happening?

The Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib boxing match will take place as a prime event on the Miami Fight Night card in Miami, Florida.

The bout is scheduled for January 30, and will throw down at the Meridan at Island Gardens, with the stream going live at 7 PM PST / 10 PM EST / 2 AM GMT.

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Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib marks the second professional YouTube boxing match to grace DAZN.

Where can fans watch the Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib boxing match?

The Miami Fight Night event will be broadcasted exclusively via DAZN, so those hoping to watch the fight live will need to sign up for a subscription (or get a buddy to do it for you).

What other fights will take place on the Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib card?

As both YouTubers’ first-ever professional boxing match, the Miami Fight Night card features a slew of pro bouts, including Andrade vs Keeler, Farmer vs Diaz, and Roman vs Ahkmadaliev.

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The Miami Fight Night schedule promises a week full of events leading up to the main bout.

Why are Jake and Gib boxing in the first place?

In the spirit of the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch, Jake Paul initially hoped to fight major online personalities or even mainstream celebrities, calling out the likes of FaZe Banks and even rapper Soulja Boy.

Unfortunately, these challenges never came to fruition, and despite his pleas to fight on the November 9 undercard, Hearn ultimately set him up for a separate bout to kick off 2020.

However, British YouTuber AnEsonGib isn’t his first choice, with Jake notably calling out KSI for a fight as revenge for his older brother’s defeat.

With KSI ultimately agreeing to this proposition, should he win, the Team 10 founder called Gib nothing more than a “doormat” on his way to his true goal — a bout that would add yet another chapter to the already explosive KSI/Paul brother rivalry.

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TikTok competitors Byte and Clash form merger to take on video giant

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:23 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 20:24

by Chris Stokel-Walker

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The battle to try and compete with TikTok in the shortform video space has just become less bloody, as two of TikTok’s competitors have merged.

Clash, set up by former Vine star Brendon McNerney, has agreed to buy Byte, the app developed by Vine founder Dom Hofman, for an undisclosed sum.

The purchase, which is in part funded and enacted by a separate round of seed funding for Clash from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six and two other investors, is an unusual one. “It’s going to put Clash in a whole new ballgame, where we have support I couldn’t even imagine,” says McNerney, who declined to share the amount invested in his company.

Clash is by far the smaller of the two apps, with 500,000 users as of fall 2020, its founder McNerney confirmed. By comparison, Byte has 4.5 million users.

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Clash was launched to compete with TikTok, and is now buying out another competitor in Byte.

What’s more, Clash is going to take itself off app stores, encourage its users to migrate over to the bigger Byte, and then rebrand the app as Clash in the coming months.

“It may seem like a confusing move, but Byte has the userbase,” says McNerney. “We have the creative tools, and we want to point people to the future home of Clash.

“The plan over the next few months is to relaunch the Byte app as Clash,” says McNerney. “This relaunch will have all our monetization tools live.”

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Byte boasted 4.5m users before the merger.

Clash has placed its focus on supporting creators’ ability to monetize their content — a bugbear many early TikTok users had until the app launched its Creator Fund, which gives creators over a certain size a share of financial funding to keep making videos.

“We’re 100% merging both of these communities together,” says McNerney. “There’s such a fluidity between not just the types of creators, but even the types of content on both platforms. Dom [Hofman] has done such a great job in building these creative tools. The thing we’re focusing on is not disturbing the experience on either of these platforms.”

McNerney admitted the merger took him by surprise. “It’s definitely unusual, and not something we were expecting to have happen,” he says.

Hofman, who was not made available for interview, will not be staying on with Byte, McNerney says. “Him and his team are not a part of this deal. They’re going on to another venture, which is exciting for them,” he explains. “They’ll be making an announcement on that.”

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Many apps have launched to rival TikTok, but Clash and Byte have joined forces to help bolster shortform video content.

Hofman and Byte were convinced to sell up because of the pro-creator stance of Clash, the latter’s owner says. “It was something they had been considering but hadn’t necessarily made any move on,” he says.

The whole process of the deal took place in “a few weeks.” “It happened rather quickly,” says McNerney. Negotiations didn’t begin until 2021.

“We’re going to be working in the next month or two integrating all our tools [into Clash],” he adds. “We want to make sure the user experience is largely unedited as far as what Byte users can expect. There are tons of them and we don’t want to disturb their experience.”

McNerney’s goal isn’t necessarily for the newly-merged app’s five million users to take on TikTok’s 690 million users worldwide. “To be explicit, Clash is the monetization platform,” he says. “What we see as a massive missing pillar in the shortform video world is a place where creators can monetize.”