AnEsonGib v MaxPlays – In February 2018, Gib fought his fellow FIFA YouTuber MaxPlays in a white-collar amateur bout on the undercard of the KSI vs Joe Weller event. It’s just as well the pair weren’t headlining at the Copper Box Arena in London, putting on a contest which, putting it kind, was ‘laboured’. In round two, AnEsonGib connected with two left hooks to send MaxPlays tumbling down like a falling tree – and that was that.
Jake Paul v AnEsonGib – Gib soon went pro, his first bout against another debutant in Jake Paul. Any credibility gained from the MaxPlays win soon evaporated though, with Paul notching the easiest of first round KO wins. Fair to say ‘The Problem Child’ has built in stature since.
Jake Paul v Nate Robinson – In November 2020, and Paul was back at it again, this time against a professional basketball player. The bout took place on the undercard of the Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jnr exhibition, but didn’t consume much of the television time. Paul won a meek contest at 1:24 in the second round
Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Mikuru Asakura – In Sepember last year, Mayweather took on the YouTuber in his native Japan. He toyed with his opponent until he second round, before deciding it was time to pick up his cheque and ‘The Money Man’ finished matters.
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