“Its All About the Money Lads”: Fans Express Their Outrage After Watching Female Influencer Boxers’ Face-Off

Published 03/13/2023, 3:13 PM EDT

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You may hate it or love it, but influencer boxing or YouTube boxing, or, to put it more professionally, crossover boxing is here to stay. The phenomenon that commenced roughly four-five years ago is pulling in crowds that may put a title fight attendance to shame. More importantly, it is bringing in and circulating much-needed money to the sport. Hitherto unknown individuals who made a name for themselves on multitudes of social media can now look forward to transposing their brand to an altogether new platform.

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YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI started his promotional venture Misfits Boxing last year. So in collaboration with DAZN, he initiated a series of tournaments focussing solely on crossover boxing called MF & DAZN: X Series. Along similar lines, a new tournament, called the world’s first YouTube boxing tournament, seems to be making inroads.

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Early today, iFL TV uploaded a two-minute face-off clip between two contestants participating in the KINGPYN tournament. But the sight of TikToker 6AR6IE6 and fitness model and coach Whitney Johns drew mixed reactions from the viewers.

A few of them even took the time to share their viewpoints.

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According to @Kristianne Knights Lion of Judah, such events are meant for churning out loads of money, and that is precisely what it’s all about. He said, “Its all about the money, lads.

@AVELON AVELON seems upset about the obvious incongruity; he says, “Surely this is a mismatch – the skinny chick is getting flattened.

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@Chris Stainer laments about the current state of Boxing, which he believes now looks like WWE. “What has boxing got into lol, wwe shit now,” he said.

But @ashley hoffman countered that WWE appears rather genuine when compared to such events. He said, “At this point, WWE is more real.

Perhaps adding another dimension to the discussion, @The Guvnor postulates that maybe we all are living in a make-believe world. “We have to be living in a simulation,” he said.

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However, @99RedPills GoBy countered that whatever was said and done, all the participants had a nice appearance. So he said, “They all look good; they certainly have that.

As far as the contestant in the video, 6AR6IE6 joined TikTok in 2020 and enjoys a following of roughly 2 million fans. Originally from Australia, she gained popularity through her horror-based- lip-syncing videos. She often wears elaborate gothic makeup and a gothic mannequin appearance.

On the other hand, Idaho-born Whitney Johns is a World Bodybuilding Fitness Federation (WBFF) pro-competitor. Additionally, she works as a fitness guru and a model. She founded a fitness app called “Fit with Whit.” Reportedly, over 700k follow her Instagram account.

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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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