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Mike Tyson dubs YouTube boxing the sport’s “biggest help in history”

Published: 1/Jan/2021 15:04

by Jacob Hale

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Mike Tyson might be one of the most fearsome boxers to ever grace the ring, but he explained in his appearance on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast that he believes YouTuber fights are “the biggest help for boxing.”

YouTube boxing has been incredibly divisive for longtime fans and major personalities in the sport. Many detractors believe that these large-scale events between personalities do a ‘disservice’ to the sport, ignoring the many years of training and sacrifice that go into being an elite boxer.

If there’s one person, though, that knows all too well about training and sacrifice for the sport, it’s Mike Tyson arguably one of the greatest of all time — and he disagrees with that sentiment entirely.

In fact, he believes YouTube boxing could be the best thing to ever happen to the sport — even if he thinks Logan doesn’t stand a chance in his bout against Floyd Mayweather in February.

Mike Tyson with Logan Paul Mike Majlak and George Janko on Impaulsive
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Mike Tyson might be a boxing legend, but he thinks YouTubers could be saving the sport.

In his appearance on Impaulsive, Tyson spoke about all manner of things, be it his wild lifestyle or pet tigers, but of course, one topic they had to discuss was boxing.

As the world’s youngest ever heavyweight champion, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson might have been expected to be another detractor of the YouTube boxing world, but in fact, he’s quite the opposite.

After being asked for his opinion by co-host Mike Majlak, Tyson said that YouTube boxing is “the biggest help for boxing in the history of boxing” and that it “shows the power” of the sport. He then referenced cheating that already existed in the sport — including himself biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997 — asking how low boxing can go and that it’s “only going up” from those events.

Of course, while it may have seemed that Mike was making those comments in jest, he was very serious in his belief that YouTube boxing is a great step forward for the sport.

We’ve already seen fights between the likes of KSI and Logan Paul do incredible pay-per-view numbers and bring new eyes into boxing, but we may have to assess in a few years how much it has really helped.

That said, if Mike Tyson himself is co-signing influencers going at it in the ring, that’s a pretty big deal.

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Bryce Hall confronts creepy stalker invading their TikTok house

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:59

by Georgina Smith

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TikTok star Bryce Hall was shocked after a stalker appeared outside his house yet again, but chose to go and talk to the man with his friends, leading to a very bizarre conversation before the police arrived.

If there’s anyone who knows how to get himself into weird situations – it’s TikTok star Bryce Hall. The 21-year-old certainly had an eventful 2020, and even showed fans a glimpse behind the scenes of his Texas arrest and his controversial birthday party as part of an annual round-up.

Over on Bryce’s vlog channel with 3.3 million subscribers, the star doesn’t hold back from showing the craziest moments of his life, and often is the person creating those moments with some decidedly chaotic pranks.

But with popularity comes its risks, and the Sway boys ended up being invaded by a stalker in their new mansion on multiple occasions.

Bryce Hall poses in front of water
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Bryce Hall is a hugely popular star on TikTok, currently with over 18 million followers.

On January 15, hugely popular TikToker (and Bryce’s girlfriend) Addison Rae posted a screenshot of their texts on Twitter. Addison sent a simple “hey,” with Bryce unexpectedly replying “hey, in the middle of arresting a stalker.”

The exchange had fans thoroughly baffled, but Bryce has now revealed what happened in his latest vlog.

Stalker appears outside the Sway House

“About two weeks ago this random guy literally walked inside of our house. And keep in mind we have a gate to our house.” He explained that the same guy had appeared in front of their house again, so they all decided to go and confront him directly.

“How many times have you been to this house?” Bryce asked the man, who sat on the sidewalk. “Thousands, dude. I was here on Christmas day.”

In a strange turn of events, the man also started commenting on Bryce’s appearance, saying, “no offence to the camera, dude, but you look way hotter on camera, dude.” The man also apparently claimed to be 22, despite being born in 1981.

He also revealed that he watches the Sway House vlogs, explaining, “I came here for booze. I’ve seen these like stacks – do you even drink that much?” referring to the cinematic shots of alcohol often seen in Bryce’s vlogs.

The bizarre exchange eventually ended with the police showing up, though it’s not clear what happened to the man following the end of the vlog. They ended the video with an on-screen message that read “please. Don’t come to our house.”