VIDEO: Drake, MC Hammer and More Try Boxing

Published 12/26/2020, 5:35 AM EST


We often refer to boxing as the sweet science, but its in-ring brutality is treacherous and not for the faint-hearted. The sport has its roots in a whole different century, and with time it has only evolved grandly.

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Boxing remains one of the most popular sports all over the world with a global fanbase. That said, it also garners attention from other sporting leagues- likely the UFC, NBA, or even from the American music industry.

We have already witnessed a UFC fighter in Conor McGregor and an NBA player in Nate Robinson lace up the boxing gloves on a professional level.

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While both failed to win their respective fights, it speaks a lot about the sport. However, celebrity fans continue to cherish it as they were recently spotted trying some boxing moves in their gym.

Well, none of them seem to be considering a trial in a boxing match. But they appear quite pleased with floating their fists on a punching bag.

ESPN ringside posted a compilation video of various celebrities sporting the 12oz gloves. Starting from Drake to Boogie with the Hoodie and MC Hammer, the musicians sent a lot of combat fans into a frenzy with their moves.

Meanwhile, NBA stars Damian Lillard and Kristaps Porzingis also showcased their striking abilities. NFL player Jameis Winston similarly joined the tide by flexing his boxing skills.

Boxing and its wings

Boxing is often considered one of the most vulnerable sports in the world, where you don’t need to be a professional to set foot inside the ring. If we look at all the other sports, even MMA, only professional elites compete on their level.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, boxing has seen several YouTubers and other athletes step into the squared circle. It has its pros and cons. While boxing seemed clunky to most combat fans, the fresh faces have clearly brought some extra attention.

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However, it also hampers the spirit of the sport. That said, the new saga may not go away this soon. At least, not until Jake Paul decides to quit.

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Still fresh from his KO win against Nate Robinson, ‘The Problem Child’ is calling out other celebrities and UFC stars. Do you think he has a chance against any of the celebrities who featured in the video?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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