Issue | Opinion | Premium | Feb 05 2020

The boxing media review: The Youtubers return

The trend of Youtuber boxing is in focus once again, while Lee Haskins and Tommy Coyle announce their retirements
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Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA


THERE were two very different broadcasts over the last week. Firstly – on a Thursday night because of the Super Bowl – there was a card live from Miami, Florida, topped by Demetrius Andrade’s routine win over Luke Keeler on Sky Sports and DAZN. It was all very glam, with plenty of B and C list celebrities in attendance, partly down to the fact that one of the fights on the card was between YouTubers Jake Paul and AnEson Gib.

Andrade failed to impress against a foe he was fully expected to beat – there was no buzz around his next move after he stopped Keeler. The WBO middleweight champion desperately needs a big fight.