YouTube stars Austin McBroom and AnEsonGib are set to settle a rivalry over a year in the making in a Los Angeles boxing match this summer.
McBroom’s Social Gloves promotions returns after a year of controversy outside of the ring following their debut last year for a YouTube vs TikTok event. The ACE Family star headlined the inaugural Social Gloves fight night with a brutal stoppage of Bryce Hall, and takes a big step-up against ‘Gib’.
The Saudi Arabian-born British YouTube star also made a winning appearance at the show, dominating TikToker Tayler Holder in his redemption fight after losing within a round to Jake Paul. Gib has been pushing for a fight with McBroom all year, and now has made this official.
Also featured on the card are platinum-selling rapper Blueface and one of TikTok’s Michael Le, who has over 51.4million followers on the video-sharing app. Future match-ups will be announced shortly.
Here’s what we know about the event thus far…
When is Social Gloves 2?
The return of Social Gloves boxing will take place on July 30 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. McBroom and Gib have both been granted professional licences, given the more restrictive rules in California.
Their last fight took place in Miami, Florida, where rules are considerably more relaxed in terms of headgear and rounds for sub-novice level boxing. It remains to be seen what rules will be imposed on other fights.
What time will Social Gloves 2 start in the UK?
The event will likely begin at 11pm in the UK with the main event ring walks significantly later due to the size of the fight card.
It is expected that there will be six main card fights, with a prelim fight or two as well, meaning around eight bouts. Rules will be made clear at a later date.
How to watch via TV and live stream
Tickets will be available to purchase the stream with information available at a later date. Tickets will also be available to attend the event in person with details yet to be released.
Social Gloves 2 fight card
Main Event: Austin McBroom vs AnEsonGib
Blueface vs TBA
Michael Le vs TBA
Landom McBroom vs TBA
DDG vs TBA
Austin McBroom: “They ain’t ready.”
AnEsonGib: “Venues, dates and locations were all set in place, but the moment he heard the fight was in the UK, panic began to set in. I’ll fight him anywhere, he’s shown me his card; ‘insecurity’.
“My last fight was about redemption in Miami, which I claimed after whooping Tayler Holder round after round, but my moment was stolen from Social Gloves. So my next fight is all about revenge, it’s all about beating the s*** out of the event organisers, AKA Social Gloves, AKA Austin McBroom.
“It’s the biggest money fight out there; AnEsonGib vs Austin McBroom, a grudge match indeed. So Austin, chop chop!”