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“They Overpaid Trash A** Fighters”: Anthony Taylor Joins Fans in Solidarity After Kingpyn Boxing Declares Bankruptcy

Published 07/06/2023, 7:25 AM EDT

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Kingpyn Boxing rose to fame when it established itself to cater to the growing demand for a boxing platform to serve all aspiring influencers. While Jake Paul and KSI among other influencers had made it to the ring, the need for such a platform was heavily felt. Kalle Sauerland’s promotion company emerged to compete with Misfits Boxing and DAZN. The company put out a tournament earlier this year to see which creator would rise to the top. The quarter-final took place on April 22 at the OVO Arena in London. Further, the semi-final was on July 1 in Dublin. However, now the tournament stands mostly canceled as Kingpyn has filed for bankruptcy.

The company had scheduled a semi-final between AnEsonGib and Jarvis, on July 15, 2023, at the 3Arena. That too seemingly stands cancelled. On the other hand, KSI’s Misfits has secured a five-year deal with DAZN. Amidst this chaotic development, fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment at the fall of Kingpyn. Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor has also spoken up about the reported bankruptcy.

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The Fall of Kingpyn: What do people think?

The Internet has exploded into various sets of feelings around Kingpyn filing for bankruptcy. While some concur with what ‘ Pretty Boy’ said others feel like it is a dent to the influencer boxing scene. The multiple reactions range from feelings over the line-up of the scheduled tournament to questions about what this does to aspirators who wish to enter the ring.  Some have also expressed that they saw this coming given the massive amount of money that was being poured into these bouts.

zero sees the damage this does to the influencer boxing world. 

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Elaborating on the disappointing news, MCFC Nav says

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Time Pass wonders who will pick up the remaining bouts. 

Meanwhile, there are folks who expected this. Like Sam Picken.

 

Talking about the good lineup Kingpyn had, Vivek says

While fans grapple with the news of the bankruptcy, it is crucial to see who will in fact pick up the matches that are left at the tournament. Will KSI’s Misfits rise to the occasion or will it be Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions (MVP)? It is going to be an interesting week to watch as more personalities from the boxing world chime in while the internet discusses the collapse of Kingpyn. The future of the company remains highly uncertain.

Where do you think the future of Kingpyn and influencer boxing lies? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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Mohammed Shafiulla is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports , who has ample experience in the field of Journalism. He is extremely passionate about the combat sport and believes in infusing life into his work. Through the medium of Sports, he wishes to touch upon discourses that often go unnoticed.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal