A head injury delayed the scheduled boxing fight between Austin McBroom and AnEsonGib for several months. From July to September, the YouTubers waited for their moment to face each another in the ring. When they finally did, they didn’t disappoint.
AnEsonGib knocked out McBroom in the fourth round after putting him down five times Saturday night at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Their bout was the main event of the second Social Gloves boxing program, which McBroom owns.
“I came all the way from England, I came to America to KO the CEO . . . I got my revenge, I got my redemption,” Gib said following the fight.
A COMEBACK KNOCKOUT 👊@AnEsonGib was dropped in the first round but rallied to stop Austin McBroom. #McBroomGib pic.twitter.com/bm8LlZwojT
AnEson Gib was knocked down in the first round by McBroom but then stormed back. He landed two knockdowns in the third round and three in Round 4. The last knockdown forced McBroom out of the ring, similar to how Nick Young fell out earlier in the night in his fight against Minikon.
Referee Jack Reiss was very generous when it came to giving McBroom a shot at surviving the fight, but it was all for naught.
This was a revenge fight, after AnEsonGib thought McBroom and Social Gloves tried to cheat him out of a win against Tayler Holder at the inaugural event. AnEsonGib finally got payback, and then some.
Up next for AnEsonGib is a potential date with destiny against KSI, who recently beat two opponents in one night and called out the winner of Saturday’s fight.
Jake and Logan Paul, two men who are familiar with AnEsonGib, congratulated him on the win.
You can’t play boxing.
Congrats to GIB.
Gib is the next Mike Tyson plain & simple
This Social Gloves event also featured Adrian Peterson getting knocked out by fellow former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell.
The Sporting News provided live analysis and updates from McBroom vs. Gib. Check it out.
Round 4: Down goes McBroom again to open the round! Big right hand by AnEsonGib. He lands another big right. AnEsonGib jabs away at McBroom. Another shot takes him off his feet again. More rights by AnEsonGib. Left hook and a right hand. Down goes McBroom again and the fight is over 2:36 into Round 4.
Round 3: Needing a big shot to win, AnEsonGib tries to be the aggressor. McBroom lands a big hook to the face. A big jab by McBroom lands straight through AnEsonGib’s defense. Combinations by AnEsonGib land. Down goes McBroom following a counter punch. Big shot by AnEsonGib again. Another right lands by AnEsonGib. Down goes McBroom again!
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-7, AnEsonGib (27-27)
Austin McBroom goes down again! #McBroomGib pic.twitter.com/CaPu43uK1r
Round 2: AnEsonGib tries to land crisp shots but misses. McBroom then acts as the aggressor. A left by McBroom and AnEsonGib is hurt. AnEsonGib is backing up. McBroom lands jabs. AnEsonGib with a left hook. McBroom with a straight left, and he continues his attack. Jab by McBroom.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-9, McBroom (20-17, McBroom)
Round 1: McBroom is aggressive to start. The fighters are circling the ring, with AnEsonGib keeping McBroom close to the ropes. Down goes AnEsonGib following combination punches. Big right hook by McBroom. AnEsonGib tries to land a hook but he is now being backed up. Big left and a few counter shots by McBroom. A right hand by AnEsonGib lands.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-8, McBroom
Down goes Gib! #McBroomGib pic.twitter.com/UVKL4QIPrW
1:55 a.m. ET: AnEsonGib comes out first. McBroom has a whole crew with him. McBroom finally makes his way to the ring.
The main event is finally on its way: Austin McBroom will face AnEsonGib.
1:45 p.m. ET: Young was hit hard in Round 3. While on the inside, he was accidentally elbowed and head-butted. Minikon is now smothering him. Big recovery shot by Young. Spin move by Young in Round 4. After they get into one each other’s faces, Young is hit with a shot that drops him out of the ring. The fight is over as Young can’t continue. No winner is announced and Young is extremely upset.
Nick Young ends up on the ring apron. #McBroomGib pic.twitter.com/sCarCDyt7w
1:35 a.m. ET: Minikon is chasing Young around the ring. He lands a right, but Young lands a right hook in response. Young does not have a good boxing defense stance. In Round 2, Young hits Minikon with a hook and Minikon’s mouthpiece goes flying. Minikon recovers and lands a right.
Right Hook! #SocialGloves #McBroomGib #Boxing pic.twitter.com/5grpqm5D7m
1:25 a.m. ET: The co-main event, Nick “Swaggy P” Young vs. Minikon, is up next. Young was supposed to fight BlueFace before BlueFace was taken off the card.
Bell believes he can continue boxing. He wouldn’t say no to pro fights and exhibitions.
1:15 a.m. ET: Peterson jabs Bell back in Round 5. Bell drops Peterson with a huge right! The fight is over! While Bell didn’t win the fight because it was an exhibition, he was able to take Peterson out.
Leveon Bell puts away Adrian Peterson in the fifth and final round #SocialGloves #McBroomGib #boxing pic.twitter.com/iNXcbrpQ4I
1:10 a.m. ET: Round 3 has Bell and Peterson both going for right-hand shots but badly missing. The announcers are hoping for something to happen, as is everyone else. Bell lands a punch to Peterson’s abdomen. Round 4 is the same as the last few rounds: limited action. Now they are playing it close to the vest.
1 a.m. ET: This is an exhibition fight. Bell’s mouthpiece is not fully in his mouth. Peterson is the aggressor early on with the jab. While he isn’t connecting, Peterson has done a lot more than Bell. Bell tries to go on the attack in Round 2 but Peterson is avoiding his shots. Down goes Bell following a jab. Bell tries to press forward but is missing all of his shots.
Adrian Peterson vs. LeVEON Bell Tale of the Tape #McBroomGib #Boxing #NFL pic.twitter.com/f4AVnppefv
12:55 a.m. ET: The Battle of the Running Backs is up next. Le’Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson will be making their boxing debuts. Bell is wearing black and gold, the colors of the Steelers, one of his former NFL teams.
Bell believes the Buccaneers will win the Super Bowl this year.
McBroom says that he wants to fight Slim next. He would also be interested in a Saleh rematch.
12:45 a.m. ET: McBroom is once again as the aggressor in Round 3. Saleh tries landing an uppercut. He lands some of the best shots of the night, even if they look soft. Saleh comes out swinging in Round 4. McBroom starts using his jab. McBroom with a right cross. Two right hands by McBroom. They hold on to each another until the final bell. The judges score the fight a draw (38-38, 38-38, 38-38).
12:35 a.m. ET: Both are cautious to start the fight. Saleh has McBroom up by the ropes. After teasing action, McBroom lands a nice shot to the face. McBroom is the aggressor now as Saleh misses a hook. There’s a head-butt in Round 2. McBroom then has Saleh by the ropes and lands crisp shots. Right hand by McBroom pushes Saleh back.
12:20 a.m. ET: Landon McBroom vs. Adam Saleh is up next. McBroom is the brother of Austin.
There apparently was a 40-pound difference between Chase DeMoor and Cory Wharton. DeMoor called out Tayler Holder following the fight.
AnEsonGib is being interviewed. He says his July head injury won’t affect him in this fight against McBroom.
12:10 a.m. ET: Neither man has the edge in the last round as they just stand around. The fans are getting restless. The fighters try to do something before the final bell. This was an exhibition bout, so there was no winner.
12:06 a.m. ET: Both men just swing away at one another in Round 3. Wharton tries to reach for a big blow but keeps on slipping. He gets tripped before the bell. Wharton reaches for another jab in Round 4. It seems like a mismatch, but these two men are not boxers, and it is showing.
Leaving it all in the ring in the 5th and final round. @SocialGloves #McBroomGib #boxing pic.twitter.com/pO7sIrvEdl
Midnight ET: The two immediately begin swinging away at one another. Down goes Wharton, but it’s ruled a push by DeMoor. DeMoor is the aggressor through the first round. Both accidentally swing at one another as the bell rings. Wharton lands a big shot in Round 2 while DeMoor was wildly swinging. Wharton with a nice shot to DeMoor’s face. Both are now showboating with their hands down.
Cory Wharton with his hands behind his back. @Socialgloves #McBroomGib #Boxing pic.twitter.com/TM0nT9WJZf
11:50 p.m. ET: Up next is a Battle of the Reality TV Stars as Chase DeMoor faces Cory Wharton. These guys have seen their fair share of fights on TV.
11:40 p.m. ET: Osundairo lands a body shot in Round 5, while Deckman has his opponent by the ropes a few times. Announcers are calling both performances sloppy. Osundairo plays it close to the vest with a few uppercuts in the last round. A counter shot later and Deckman heads to the floor again. Osundairo starts to unload and the referee finally calls the fight off 2:14 into Round 6.
The ref waves it off! Abimbola Osundairo is your winner. @SocialGloves #McBroomGib #boxing pic.twitter.com/Fk6HGx6mI6
11:30 p.m. ET: Osundairo is taking his time in the third, which means he thinks he is winning this fight. There is no sense of urgency. Deckman’s eye is swollen from the earlier cut. Round 4 sees a big left connect to Deckman’s head. Another left by Osundairo connects. Both are missing big shots as they are filling time.
11:20 p.m. ET: Osundairo once again uses his reach to his advantage in the second, but he hasn’t thrown the knockout blow yet. Just as I say that, he lands a strong left hand that takes down Deckman. Deckman is by the ropes as Osundairo stalks him. Right hand by Deckman lands as he attempts to fight back.
The German fighter goes down again! @socialGloves #McBroomGib #Boxing pic.twitter.com/JCBVmF1QyU
11:16 p.m. ET: Osundairo, who is smaller that Deckman, looks to use his reach to his advantage. Deckman lands overhand shots. Down goes Deckman following a big shot. Deckman is already bleeding by his left eye. Deckman lands a few shots of his own. Osundairo is just reaching and swinging wildly until something connects. Deckman then lands a few shots by the ropes.
11:15 p.m. ET: A matchup that wasn’t originally announced for the main card is opening the Social Gloves event: Marco Deckman vs. Abimbola Osundairo. Osundairo has a seven-inch reach advantage.
11 p.m. ET: We are finally LIVE for another Social Gloves event. An 11 p.m. ET main card will end with Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib. Also on the card will be Adrian Peterson facing Le’Veon Bell.
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