“Disappointing”: Fans Critique Salt Papi’s Skills After Watching Him Spar With Former Opponent Anthony Taylor

Published 11/15/2023, 1:28 PM EST

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Salt Papi and Antony Taylor fought against one another back in May of this year. At the time, the former was coming off an impressive victory. However, he did not face an opponent who had combat sports experience. Meanwhile, Taylor not only fought in the octagon but faced formidable opponents inside the ring. The boxing world was intrigued to see how the YouTuber-cum-boxer would fare against Taylor.

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When the two finally squared off, Salt Papi, whose real name is Nathaniel Bustamante, fell short and Taylor secured himself a decision victory. Moreover, that was not the only instance where the two met against each other in the squared circle. In a recent turn of events, the two had a sparring contest in a boxing gym. The same caught the attention of the boxing world. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at their spar and unwrap some intriguing fan reactions.

Salt Papi fails to impress fans

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The spar was intriguing to see after their bout. There was a lot less clinching from both the fighters. Overall, the spar was competitive, and both landed heavy blows on each boxer. Their spar attracted scrutiny from the fans, to say the least. Here are a few intriguing fan reactions. A fan noticed that Taylor did not clinch as often and was putting on a proper fight.

Along similar lines, another fan wanted to see Taylor fight like this in actual professional bouts.

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Meanwhile, one fan was disappointed at how Salt Papi was defending himself.

Another fan found Salt Papi’s boxing skills lacking, focusing more on hitting the opponent’s face and avoiding their body completely.

Last but not least, one fan didn’t have a decisive winner, but if he had to choose, he would favor Papi.

It is safe to say that the fans have reacted to this spar in all kinds of ways. Some critique Taylor while others critique Papi. Either way, the spar has amassed great attractions. Recently, Taylor made a bold claim after his victory against Papi.

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Anthony Taylor makes a bold claim

Taylor is an outspoken individual. He has faced multiple influencer boxers and has been successful many times. However, after his victory against Papi, he asserted that he was immortal in the boxing ring and could never be knocked out. On his X. account, he bluntly made the above claim and stated, “I will never I mean “NEVER” get knocked out!!!”

Read more: “Y’all Been the Best”: Anthony Taylor Earns the Respect of Fans Ahead of His Upcoming Fight

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One may have distinct opinions about his claims. But as of yet, he has not been knocked out in the squared circle. Until the next revelation, we are curious to know, how did you react to their recent spar? Share with us your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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Harddit Bedi

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Harddit Bedi is a boxing writer at Essentially Sports. With over 500 articles to his name, he loves to cover the off-court drama of athletes. No wonder, he feels giddy when he has to cover the latest shenanigans of Jake Paul or Floyd Mayweather.
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