Social Gloves 2022 preview: NBA, NFL and TikTok stars fight it out

I’m penning this whereas trying on the fight card and fighter profiles for Social Gloves: No More Talk for the primary time. Already, I can inform, I’ve heard of like two individuals right here so do not anticipate any in-depth evaluation on what any of those ‘fighters’ deliver to the desk.

Last 12 months Social Gloves: YouTube vs. TikTok was an enormous hit for web visitors. But not for us. It went underneath our radar. Our employees are all far too previous to know what a TikTok is so we did not cowl it and we missed out on all these candy candy clicks. But we aren’t being caught sleeping this time round!

So here’s a submit that hopes to siphon off a few of the incoming visitors that could be garnered by the inexplicably huge followings a few of these characters have gathered on-line.

The predominant occasion for this one options AnEson Gib. He’s the primary man who fought Jake Paul. I do know this as a result of I’ve needed to pump out dozens of Jake Paul articles since ‘The Problem Child’ began pulling in visitors (together with his KO of former NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson) in 2020.

If I bear in mind accurately—not trying it up—Paul fought Gib on the undercard of his brother Logan’s first fight with KSI. I believe Gib is a pal or someway affiliated with KSI, who I believe is a streamer (?). I do not know what Gib does apart from that.

He’s preventing Austin McBroom, who has a hilarious surname. The web page for this occasion on Fite.TV calls each Gib and McBroom ‘social media superstars’. I’m trying him up and it seems he’s 30 years previous and has over 6 million followers on Instagram. His tagline on Instagram says “my subsequent fight – September tenth” so I assume he has executed this earlier than.

Here’s a hype video I’m not going to look at.

The co-main occasion has Nick Young aka Swaggy P. And I legitimately know who he’s, because of watching basketball (go Raptors). The 37-year-old Young went from being a Shaqtin’ common in his youthful profession, spent with the Washington Wizards and LA Lakers, to a fairly serviceable vet. In his late profession he was a dependable shooter off the bench and in 2018 he gained an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors.

If you are not a basketball fan, likelihood is you have nonetheless seen Young’s face. He’s this man:


He was purported to fight somebody known as Blueface. But Blueface dropped out, for some purpose. Replacing him is Minikon who seems to be a TikTok individual.

The different athletes on the cardboard are former NFL gamers Le’veon Bell and Adrian Peterson who’re preventing in ‘the battle of the working backs’. I do not know hand-egg, and I’ll hate the game without end for poaching Mookie Alexander from us, however I’ve heard of Peterson. I bear in mind him being fairly good (I believe?). I additionally bear in mind him being a part of a scandal involving allegations of hitting his youngster with a change.

I higher look that up or else authorized will likely be huge mad. Ok, so he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor cost of recklessly endangering his son, avoiding a jail sentence and as an alternative present process 80 hours of group service.

Looks like Peterson has had a couple of authorized points. In 2018 he was ordered to pay a creditor $2.4 million after defaulting on a mortgage. That 12 months he was additionally sued for failing to pay a $5.2 million mortgage. Peterson was ordered to pay a settlement, however defaulted on that. So the New York State Supreme Court ordered him to pay that creditor $8.3 million as an alternative. Yikes. I assume that is why he is right here. Sorry dude, not going to make that cash again in fight sports activities.

This February Peterson was charged with home violence after an incident on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. The incident compelled the aircraft to return to the gate and Peterson to be faraway from the aircraft. Those costs have been dropped after Peterson’s spouse vouched that they have been having a verbal argument and that Peterson didn’t strike her through the incident.

I scanned Bell’s wikipedia web page and there would not appear to be a lot fascinating stuff there, apart from he releases music underneath the stage title ‘Juice’.

Just going to whip via these previous couple of names as a result of, why not?

Landon McBroom needs to be a relation of the man in the primary occasion, in all probability a brother. He’s preventing Adam Saleh — I’ll look him up. 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Might be a musician.

The occasion opens with Cory Wharton vs. Chase Demoor. Wharton was a solid member on Real World: Ex-Plosion. Demoor is a “digital creator” in line with his Instagram who as soon as performed within the NFL, CFL and USFL.

So there you go. If you are determined to look at extra fights after the UFC and BKFC occasions are over you possibly can keep up very late and watch these hobbyists throw down.


Full fight card

Austin McBroom vs. AnEson Gib

Nick Young vs. in mini

Le’veon Bell vs. Adrian Peterson

Landon McBroom vs. Adam Saleh

Cory Wharton vs. Chase Demoor


You can watch this occasion (if you happen to actually like sloppy boxing and wannabe celebs) on fite.television, The try at motion begins at 11PM ET and prices $34.99. If you’re determined to spend that type of cash on this please no less than use this affiliate hyperlink so your favourite on-line karate magazine can get just a little piece of the pie.

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