Popular content creator AnEsonGib has finally confirmed the date for his upcoming fight with American YouTuber Jake Paul, following months of speculation among fans.
Since Jake Paul defeated Deji on the undercard for their brothers’ fight back in August 2018, there has been rampant speculation over the boxing future of both men. While Jake Paul had reportedly been seeking a fight with Deji or KSI, he has finally accepted a fight with AnEsonGib.
AnEsonGib has only had two bouts thus far, previously fighting on the undercards of KSI versus Joe Weller – where he beat MaxPlays – and the first KSI versus Logan Paul - where he beat TGF’s Jay Swingler.
When is Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib?
On December 20, AnEsonGib confirmed that the fight will be taking place on January 30, 2020.
Also, while Gib’s previous two fights have been amateur - meaning the fighters involved have required protective headgear - the fight with Paul will be a professional fight, as the second KSI vs Logan Paul was.
Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib stream?
In another similarity to KSI vs Logan Paul 2, the match is in association with MatchroomBoxing and DAZN. The former indicates the involvement of British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, while the latter indicates it will only be available on a pay-per-view basis.
— Ali (@AnEsonGib) December 20, 2019
Where is Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib fight?
Finally, the match will take place in Miami, Florida, where the crowd will likely be behind their compatriot in Jake Paul.
While the first KSI vs Logan Paul fight took place in Manchester, England, the second came from the infamous Staples Center in Los Angeles. However, KSI managed to overcome Paul’s home advantage, winning by a slim margin.
In his previous fight with Jay Swingler, Gib weighed in at 79kg. For his fight with Deji in the summer of 2018, Jake Paul weighed in at 82.5kg.
While the two weigh similar amounts, Paul holds an advantage in terms of height and reach. AnEsonGib is 1.73m tall, while his opponent stands at 1.83m, meaning the British YouTuber will have to overcome a 10cm height differential.
Similarly, Gib will be at a disadvantage when it comes to reach. For his fight with Swingler, Gib’s reach was measured at 66 inches. Jake Paul, however, has a reach a few inches longer.
Gib will have to recreate the success of KSI, who overcame a height and reach disadvantage to beat Logan Paul in the second fight. To do so will be no easy feat, but Gib has displayed a natural aptitude for boxing in his first two fights, something he will hope to replicate on January 30.