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Logan Paul responds to claims Floyd Mayweather boxing match is postponed

Published: 24/Jan/2021 23:13 Updated: 25/Jan/2021 17:44

by Charlotte Colombo

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After news outlets reported that the highly-anticipated boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul was being postponed, the YouTuber-turned-amateur-boxer responded to the rumor.

On January 22, Irish sports journalist Donagh Corby, who reports on behalf of MMA Island, claimed in a Tweet that he was told the upcoming match – which was scheduled for 2o February – had been rescheduled, citing Logan Paul’s own coach, Kelvin Moore.

While no official reason was given for the delay from either Paul, Mayweather, or anyone representing them, Boxing News 24/7 reported that the fight it got postponed due to a “distinct lack of interest”. Now, the YouTuber has officially commented on the  matter.

Paul laughed at the “narrative” that the fight had been delayed because of “lack of interest”, citing the fact that attention has been on the bout for a while now. “There hasn’t been a fight that’s made this much noise [for] the whole year,” Paul said. “Bro, just releasing this shit went viral as fuck.”

He went on to explain that there are complications fighting someone of high caliber, but that the match is very much still a go at some point in the future. “The complications are that, when you are dealing with someone like Floyd Mayweather, who is the most desired, highest paid fighter on the planet, and he operates at a certain caliber and the people around him want to make sure their talent, their fighter is performing at a certain level, there are a lot of hoops to jump through,” he continued. “But yeah no, I’m still going to beat the shit out of Floyd Mayweather or maybe he’s gonna beat the shit out of me, who knows, the point is it’s still going to happen.”

The special exhibition fight, which Mayweather was set to come out of retirement for, was meant to be a pay-per-view event sponsored by Fanmio, a business offering video messages by celebrities. The rumors that a delay was coming had been around for a while, with fans noticing that Mayweather had taken Fanmio out of his Twitter bio. JLeon also hinted that a reschedule was on the horizon during the latest episode of Jeff Mayweather’s podcast, where he said that he was “still waiting to hear the official date” of the fight.

Fans have had mixed reactions to the alleged postponement. One Twitter user claimed that “this has been known by some fans for a couple of weeks now”, while others were amused that “lack of interest” is the alleged reason for the postponement. “That’s really the worst for Logan Paul -not humiliation or losing but nobody giving a shit,” another wrote.

At the time of writing, Fanmio are still selling PPV access to the fight, with their website saying that the fight is set to happen in 27 days. It’s unknown when this is going to be changed, however, or if Fanmio will refund buyers once the delay has been confirmed.

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Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton

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Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

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#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.