YouTubers and TikTokers will be taking to the boxing ring tonight to face each other in a one-of-its-kind event named the ‘Battle of the Platforms’. The night will feature a whole host of popular social media stars coming face-to-face, including Austin McBroom, Bryce Hall, and Nate Wyatt.
Social media stars are continuing to assert their influence over the sport of boxing.
The high-profile KSI vs Logan Paul fight in August 2018 drew huge numbers of viewers, owing to their large respective fanbases.
The subsequent rematch, in November 2019, was a full pay-per-view fight, promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, and was broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
Now, the world of social media has gone one step further, and has launched a full-scale boxing event, featuring eight fights between YouTubers and TikTokers.
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YouTube vs TikTok line-up – in full
Ryan Johnston (YT) vs Cale Saurage (TT) – free
Landon McBroom (YT) vs Ben Azelart (TT) – free
Tanner Fox (YT) vs Ryland Storms (TT)
Faze Jarvis (YT) vs Michael Le (TT)
DDG (YT) vs Nate Wyatt (TT)
Deji (YT) vs Vinnie Hacker (TT)
AnEsonGib (YT) vs Taylor Holder (TT)
Austin McBroom (YT) vs Bryce Hall (TT)
What time is the YouTube vs TikTok boxing event tonight?
The YouTube vs TikTok boxing event is set to get underway on Saturday June 12, in Miami, Florida.
In the UK, it will start at about 11pm, with the main PPV event starting an hour later.
The fights will only last five rounds – each of two minutes – so the event is likely to be shorter than usual events.
McBroom and Hall are expected to make their ring walks at about 3am on Sunday morning, UK time.