Fil-Am vlogger and creator Alex Wassabi is gearing up to take the ring against fellow Youtuber Deji. It’s a UK vs. U.S. matchup taking place on March 5th at The SSE Arena, Wembley. There’s a lot of hype going on among viewers and fans as each fighter boasts between 10-11 million followers on the platform. Purchase tickets for the main event in London here or you can watch worldwide on Showstar TV PPV here.
Alex Wassabi has been taking a break from his channel to figure out a new direction for himself, his brand, and channel. He made the announcement of his hiatus at the beginning of this year and it looks like he’s now venturing out to boxing. As he takes on Deji, Youtuber KSI’s younger brother, in the ring, the anticipation is rising. Both fighters are new to the boxing world, but they’re not taking shortcuts in their training.
Are you Team US or Team UK? Tickets go on-sale to watch the match live starting January 14th on ticketmaster.com or catch it anywhere your are Showstar TV PPV.
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If you need a hype man EZ has got you covered! During this weekend’s WBO bantamweight title fight, EZ walked out with John Riel Casimero performing his hit “Panalo” as Casimero headed to the ring.
EZ also went live before the fight and gave the fans a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes as Casimero was getting wrapped and prepped for a win.
Later that night Casimero retained his WBO bantamweight belt in a split-decision win against Guillermo Rigondeaux. Showtime Boxing streamed the fight and recently posted some highlights below.
If you want to see even more of a behind-the-scenes look, EZ’s Father, Paul Sapiera was with him during the fight and vlogged the journey and rehearsals leading up to the big day.
Ez’s full episode of our MYX Original Series “Making it in America” is set to head to Youtube this Thursday at 7 pm PDT.
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Team Philippines is set to take home at least 3 medals in these Tokyo Olympics. Going from never yet receiving gold to potentially racking up another. Since Hidilyn Diaz taking gold, women’s featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio became the first Filipina to win a silver medal. For the men’s, boxer Carlo Paalam just guaranteed himself at least a bronze medal which leads to the Philippines earning its fourth guaranteed medal in the Tokyo Games.
Petecio and Japan’s Sena Irie became the first medalists in the Olympic Games’ women’s featherweight as the weight category made its debut in Tokyo. Irie and Petecio have met in the ring a few times previously and although she is 1-3 against Irie, she still takes home the silver. As the match went down to the wire as both boxers attacked and countered each other in the last round.
As for Carlo Paalam, he’s keeping the medal count going for Team Philippines as he secured at least a bronze medal in the men’s boxing flyweight division. He pulled off a monumental upset on Olympic gold medalist and world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan via a 4-0-1 split decision win at the Kokugikan Arena. After an accidental head collision in the second round, the battle was halted and four of the five judges scored the bout 20-18 in favor of Paalam, with the other one scoring a 19-19. Now, Paalam advances to the semifinal round where a win over Ryomei Tanaka of Japan would send him to the gold medal match.
Who else to look out for are women’s golfers Bianca Pagdanganan and Women’s Open champ Yuka Saso as they make their debuts in the Tokyo Olympics. In a high fought battle, men’s pole valuter EJ Obiena took 11th place in the men’s pole vault final after unsuccessfully clearing 5.80 meters in three attempts.
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