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‘Damn His Lip Looks Like Mine When I Get a Cold Sore’: Influencer Boxer BDave Sharing Face Injury Photo After Sparring Draws Ire From Fans

Published 02/17/2023, 4:15 PM EST

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The MF & DAZN: X Series 004, on January 14 this year, achieved widespread fame for KSI and Salt Papi’s knockout wins. But the crossover boxing tournament is well remembered for some of the side events as well. Among the undercards stood a bout between American TikToker BDave and Mexican journeyman boxer Luis Pineda. Fans and followers might remember the latter as the second fighter, after Swarmz, whom KSI knocked out in a single day last year at London’s O2 Arena. Even the weigh-ins of the Super Middleweight fight amused the spectators, though some couldn’t fathom the comicality.

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BDave, whose initiation into boxing began barely a few months ago, was not told who his opponent would be till the last moment. Nevertheless, the three-round bout went on the expected lines. The Mexican, with nothing out of the ordinary record of two wins against seven losses, won unanimously.

Per records, BDave’s first bout, which took place on June 18 last year, went for a draw. But six months later, he defeated Zack Bernardez. He will reportedly take on American YouTuber Austin Sprinz on March 4.


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BDave gets a lesson in boxing

Hence it’s reasonable to presume that TikToker is preparing for the upcoming contest. But it appears his attempt to let fans and followers see him getting ready turned upside down.

Happy Punch promotions, found by popular YouTubers Keemstar and Fousey through its Twitter handle, posted a message today. It was tagged with BDave’s pic and a ten-second clip of his sparring session.


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The statement read, “BDave took some big shots in sparring today.

So in the photo, the American TikToker’s lips were unusually swollen. Perhaps fans and followers could make from the clip that he could barely withstand the onslaught from the opponent, who seemed more at home with boxing.

From the time it got uploaded, more than 55k have viewed the post. BDave responded to @HappyPunchPromo, “Tough day on the job, boys!

Viewers and followers started sharing their thoughts

@champchimaev69, probably miffed at the clip, mentioned that it’s always advisable to practice with someone from your weight class rather than picking someone heavy.

@james1889sufc noted how Bdave left his face exposed. More so, he barely deflected the opponent’s punches. He is not a good fighter at all.

@P2fyUFC4 admired the social influencer, saying that the latter dares to stand and fight.

@xslylo mentioned that BDave ended up being a punching bag for his opponent.

@KaliOlayson mentioned that the sparring session left BDave’s lips the way a bout of cold and fever would leave him!

@Phunn told BDave to scale up his game else he might end disastrously in the ring.


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BDave, who, per details available on “,” turned twenty-five on January 24, was born in Tampa, Florida, and currently resides in Los Angeles. His real name is said to be Brendan Davis.


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Written by:

Jaideep R Unnithan


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After completing 18 years in the corporate sector, Jaideep decided to make a move out of the comfort zone and follow his heart's calling to becoming a writer. His understanding of Boxing began with Iron Mike's debut as an 18 year old in 1985. Like anyone and everyone else, he holds Muhammad Ali as the greatest, though his personal favorite remains the 'PacMan' Manny Pacquiao for his speed and sheer toughness.
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Arijit Saha