TikTok Star Vincent Gigante Follows Jake Paul Into Boxing

Published 12/25/2021, 9:15 AM EST


Jake Paul has really been a force of inspiration for several people trying to enter the boxing ride and Vincent Gigante may be the latest one to follow in his footsteps. While Paul scored his 4 KO against Tyron Woodley on December 18, to go 5-0 as a boxer, Gigante seems to have outlined his own plans in the sport.

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Well, Paul aims to become a world champion and is taking the sport seriously, unlike many other celebrity pugilists. Hence, it’s unclear whether TikTok influenced Vincent Gigante also has the same motive. But he clearly wants to end 2021 with a boxing achievement under his name.

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The social media celeb has a near 2 million followers on Tik Tok, and a potential move to the boxing ring can expand his aura. He is reportedly looking to set up matchups for Christmas and has already found himself an opponent.

Tik Tok Influencer is a drawing card for Christmas Fight Night

Per reports, Gigante will face debutant Robbie Rose in his debut. And fans expect both the Americans to unveil an intriguing matchup. Traditional fans can still avoid buying the fight for lacking the top-tier essence of boxing. But Dylan Wanagiel, the Vice-President of Prudential Center, is optimistic about seeing a successful event. Relying on Gigante’s social media fame, he has shown complete support for the event.

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Wanagiel said, “When you get someone who has a really unique number to their following, that only helps with awareness,”

“You can get a message out very quickly to a very targeted audience that says, ‘Hey, this is a really cool event coming up that you don’t want to miss.’”

Robbie Rose vs. Vincent Gigante: Bout Information

They will hold the matchup at 147 lbs (66 KG), in the welterweight division under the PBC Christmas Fight Night event. Prudential Center will host it at Newark, in New Jersey, the United States of America. While both men will enter the ring on the same scale, it will be interesting to see how the fight turns out.

Can Vincent Gigante be the next Jake Paul?

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On looking at the umpteen number of social media boxing events, we can actually note how Jake Paul has been the best from the slot. ‘The Problem Child’ has knocked out two former MMA champions in-ring, and despite facing no pro-boxer, he is still raking his spot amongst the best. The other YouTubers, like Logan Paul and KSI, are nowhere near Jake Paul’s charisma.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Thus, Vincent Gigante will have to craft a big plan to hold a similar spot with Jake Paul in the mix.

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As of now, his debut will be a ticket to see Gigante showcase his pugilism. On attaining a potential win, he can choose to remain active or go back to his social media career.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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