The rumored grudge match between YouTube stars Jake “The Problem Child” Paul and AnEsonGib is finally official and will take center stage as the co-main event of a huge night of boxing from Miami on Thursday, Jan. 30, and streamed live exclusively on DAZN in the United States. DAZN, the world’s largest sports streaming service, and Matchroom Boxing USA will present a special night of boxing which also feature three world championship fights ahead of the big game in Miami. (photos by Melina Pizano)
Jake Paul, 22, is the most viewed internet star in the United States with more than 36 million followers across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. In addition to his huge success as a content creator on social media, the Ohio native, who now calls California home, has flourished as a musician and actor in recent years. Jake made his amateur boxing debut in 2018, where he defeated KSI’s brother. Along with his brother Logan Paul, who fought KSI on DAZN in November, Jake is passionate about conquering professional boxing and has his sights set on avenging his brother’s loss against KSI in 2020.
AnEsonGib is a UK YouTuber who initially came onto the scene through his humorous videos surrounding the popular video game series FIFA. Gib is a popular cult hero amongst the UK YouTube scene and is friends with other famous YouTubers such as The Sidemen and more. Gib previously fought as an amateur, the first time on the KSI vs. Joe Weller undercard in February 2018 and then again on the KSI vs. Logan Paul undercard in August 2018. The 23-year-old won both fights and is trained by KSI’s trainer, Viddal Riley.