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Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib boxing fight confirmed: Date, Venue, more

Published: 21/Dec/2019 15:52

by Joe Craven

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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. 

Instagram: Deji/Jake PaulPaul’s previous fight was against Deji Olatunji, the younger brother of KSI.

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. 

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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. 

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. 

YouTube: KSIvsLoganAnEsonGib (in black shorts) won comfortably against Jay Swingler, of TGF.

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. 

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BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo

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K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.