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The boxing world is abuzz with the exciting news that has finally been officially announced: the highly anticipated match-up between TikTok star Ed Matthews and the Cali rapper Blueface. The fight, which has been dubbed the “Ultimate Clash of Social Media Titans,” is set to take place on Saturday, April 22nd at the OVO Arena in London as part of the Kingpyn Boxing High Stakes Tournament.
The official announcement was made on Twitter by Kingpyn Boxing, the organization responsible for hosting the event. Tickets are now available for purchase on the Kingpyn Boxing, AXS, and Ticketmaster websites, with fans eager to secure their seats for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of boxing.
Blueface confirmed the news of the fight in a video shared by IFN Boxing on April 7th, where he stated that he would be fighting “some dude from Australia or the UK” and expressed his excitement for the upcoming bout. In a subsequent tweet on his personal Twitter account, Blueface stated that the fight would take place in London on April 22nd, though he admitted that he did not know who his opponent was.
In the lead-up to the fight, Blueface has been promoting his various business ventures on social media, including owning a restaurant and managing an artist. He also shared his goal of having seven sources of income, including earned income, capital gain, interest income, dividend income, rental income, business income, and royalty income.
In response to Blueface's tweets, Ed Matthews took to social media to issue a challenge and stir up some pre-fight drama. In a video posted to his TikTok account, Matthews stated that Blueface's girlfriend would be “holding his wood” after he knocked Blueface out. He also tagged Blueface's girlfriend Chrisean Rock in the video caption, writing “Im gon be yo daddy.”
While filming his girlfriend to show Blueface that she's better than Rock, Matthews stated in the video, “Get yourself a real woman.” He further challenged Blueface by saying, “Hey, you don't wanna fight me though, you're gonna get smoked, boy.”
The back-and-forth between the two social media personalities has only added to the hype surrounding the fight, with fans eagerly anticipating the clash of these two titans. With both fighters boasting impressive followings on social media, it's clear that this fight will have a massive impact both in and out of the ring.
With their respective backgrounds in boxing, Blueface and Matthews are both no strangers to the sport.
Blueface won his amateur boxing debut on July 23rd of 2021 against TikTok star Kane Trujillo, in a three-round bout that he dominated. He made his amateur boxing debut on the undercard of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 19.
The rapper was set to have two professional boxing matches in 2022, but both events fell through. He was scheduled to fight FaZe Temperr as the co-feature on August 27 but was removed from the card due to an altercation with his girlfriend, Chrisean Rock, before the bout. He was also scheduled to fight Swaggy P as the co-feature on September 10 but was denied a pro boxing license.
As for Matthews, he made his boxing debut on July 16, 2022, on the Kingpyn Boxing card at the Indigo O2 in London. Matthews faced off against long-term rival Simple Simon. Despite his young age of 19 and being 33 years younger than his opponent, Matthews made an impressive debut by quickly dispatching Simon with a series of thundering shots that ended the contest in just 48 seconds.
The internet is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming boxing match between Blueface and Ed Matthews, but fans are also eagerly waiting for the much-anticipated Blueface vs. Akademiks fight. However, it seems that the price tag for the match is a major hurdle, as Akademiks initially declined the challenge and later demanded a whopping 3 million dollars to fight Blueface. This proposed match has sparked a lot of discussion on social media, with fans eagerly anticipating the outcome.
During an interview on the “Off The Record” podcast with former “Bad Girls Club” reality TV star Natalie Nunn, Akademiks proposed a 2-on-2 boxing match, with himself and a female fighter taking on Blueface and his girlfriend Chrisean Rock. “We're gonna do something we've never seen before. We'll all fight simultaneously, around the same time. I've got a chick for Chrisean and me and Blueface,” said Akademiks. Nunn expressed interest in setting up the match immediately, but Akademiks requested more time for training, saying “No, no, no. Hell naw. Give me six or seven months.”
However, Akademiks eventually came up with a figure of 3 million dollars. The Blueface vs. Akademiks fight has captured the attention of fans and media alike, but some believe that 3 million dollars is simply too high for a boxing match. Nonetheless, if the fight does end up happening, it will undoubtedly be a historic event that will not soon be forgotten. After all, the whole world will be paying to watch Akademiks get his ass whooped.
The Kingpyn Boxing High Stakes Tournament promises to be a night to remember, and the fight between Ed Matthews and Blueface is set to be the highlight of the evening. Fans are sure to be on the edge of their seats as these two social media superstars duke it out in the ring, with the winner earning bragging rights as the ultimate social media champion.
Blueface emerged victorious after beating Ed Matthews by stoppage. The referee had to give Matthews four standing counts as Blueface unleashed multiple onslaughts. Matthews fought valiantly but was ultimately stopped by the referee. This marks a significant victory for Blueface, who showcased impressive skills in the ring.
With this win, Blueface has proven that he's a force to be reckoned with not just in the music industry, but also in the boxing world. Matthews may have lost the fight, but he deserves credit for showing tremendous heart and courage inside the ring. The Kingpyn boxing clash was a thrilling event that showcased the skills and dedication of both fighters. Fans can't wait to see what's next for Blueface, who has hinted at a possible career in boxing beyond this fight. Overall, it was an exciting night of boxing that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
Written by: Silvia Tine
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