After months in the making, it looks as though YouTubers and TikTokers are finally going head-to-head in a boxing card headed up by YouTuber Austin McBroom of the ACE Family.
Since December 2020, Austin McBroom had been pushing for Bryce Hall to agree to a fight, following on from their peers Jake Paul, Logan Paul and KSI who turned YouTuber boxing into a phenomenon back in 2018.
For months, Bryce refused to fight Austin, resulting in several heated exchanges on social media, but now Bryce appears to have changed his mind. On March 15, Bryce posted an image of printed text which said that talent would be paid $5 million to participate in the fight. He captioned the photo: “now we’re talking… @austinmcbroom you FINALLY got my attention.”
McBroom went on to claim that their potential fight might be part of a bigger event dubbed “YouTubers vs TikTokers,” posting on his Instagram story “Y’all boys ready to show the world who runs social media.”
Who is involved?
In his Instagram teaser, Austin tagged several high-profile names who are purportedly involved like Tayler Holder, Deji, and even FaZe Jarvis.
However, on March 18, an official poster was released that revealed the full lineup of fights for the event – and we have to admit that it’s a stacked showing.
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The fights on the YouTubers vs TikTokers card are as follows:
- Tanner Fox vs Nick Austin
- FaZe Jarvis vs Michale Le
- DDG vs Nate Wyatt
- You Pick vs Tayler Holder
- Danny Duncan vs You Pick
- Deji vs Vinnie Hacker
- Austin McBroom vs Bryce Hall
Of course, the “You Pick” slots seem to refer to a fan vote, although how viewers will go about picking their preferred fighter remains to be seen.
Where can you watch YouTubers vs TikTokers?
The official poster for the fight states that the fight will be available to watch via LiveXLive, a multi-content streaming platform that covers music, videos and podcasts.
The event is slated for June 5, 2021, with more details (like broadcasting time) to be revealed soon.
Gradually, the creators participating in the event are confirming their involvement via their own social media.
FaZe Jarvis tweeted “I have one of the BIGGEST announcements of my life coming up, stay tuned..” before posting an image of him wearing boxing gloves.
— FaZe Jarvis (@liljarviss) March 15, 2021
Meanwhile, it’s clear that several TikTokers have already been training up after celebrity trainer Andrew Stafford has posted some images and clips of Tayler Holder, Noah Beck, Vinnie Hacker, Bryce Hall, and Nate Wyatt working on their skills.
Where will the fight take place?
As most of the creators involved are based in LA, there’s a strong possibility the event could take place a the Staples Center where Logan Paul previously faced off KSI in their second match in 2019.
However, there’s no confirmation yet as to where exactly the bout will take place, although LiveXLive has confirmed that details will continue to be forthcoming in the coming days.
For now, stay tuned to Dexerto for more updates on this unexpected event that is turning heads across the net.