TikTok star Ed Matthews has called out YouTuber AnEsonGib after stopping fellow influencer Simple Simon in the main event of Saturday’s Kingpyn boxing event. Matthews, 19, knocked out Simon, 52, at the O2 Indigo in London after just 48 seconds of action.
The far younger man landed a right-hand early doors that stunned his opponent. But despite clearly being hurt Simon poured on the pressure as he walked on to multiple shots before eventually being sent to the canvas by a left hook from Matthews. Simon was unable to meet the count and the contest was called off in the first round of their grudge match as the crowd was sent into an absolute frenzy.
Talking after the fight, a clearly excited Matthews told SecondsOut that he breaks more of a sweat ‘breaking girls’ backs’ and called for a fight with AnEsonGib next.
He said: “It was easy I’m not going to lie I wanted it to go on longer. 30 seconds? Come on at least two minutes. I’m annoyed I was loving every second of that. Bruv I’ll break more of a sweat doing one of them tings tonight, do you know what I mean?
AnEsonGib is currently 1-1 in boxing and is set to step back into the ring on July 30 against internet sensation Austin McBroom. In his first fight, he was TKO’d by Jake Paul but has since come back to beat TikToker Taylor Holder during a YouTube vs TikTok boxing event in June of last year.
At the time, the contest was declared a majority draw, however, the result was overturned two days later, and Gib was officially announced as the winner due to a scoring error.
In a tweet after the event had finished, the YouTuber poured praise onto Kingpyn boxing for the ‘great entertainment’, writing: “Kingpyn event has seriously levelled up, Great Entertainment.”