YouTube stars square up ahead of Misfits Boxing at Utilita Arena Sheffield

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YOUTUBE stars squared up for a war of words ahead of throwing real punches this weekend at the latest Misfits Boxing showdown at Utilita Arena Sheffield.

Internet superstar and YouTube icon KSI, who is not fighting on this card, attended the press conference as a promoter and watched on as emotions ran high ahead of the MF & DAZN: X Series 002 spectacle taking place e on Saturday, October 15.

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Tom Zanetti who will fight Jayden King threatened to begin their bout early.

Family members, haircuts and even the prediction of a split-decision win entered proceedings as Misfits Boxing prepared itself for another huge

event for the crossover sport.

Every fight on the stacked card began to heat up with insults, threats and challenges at the presser.

KSI said: "I’m excited for Misfits 002. We’ve got a huge card, big fights, and got some regulars as well as new people coming back. I think it’s gonna be a great event.

"I’m thinking Ryan Taylor vs Slim is the potential standout fight. Between them I know there’s some previous beef beforehand. Slim has shown he is THAT guy, knocking out Temperrr. It’s gonna be a good fight.

"It's good to see Joel back, JMX, I know he’s gonna do bits. It’s good to see DTG as well, he looked very fast at the media workout. Halal Ham, you’re always doing what you do but it’ll be a good fight.

"Obviously Jay Swingler is the main guy, the main event. Obviously, he lost to Gib, but he’s coming back with vengeance. Jay Swingler will wanna show that he’s on the same level as these guys; as the Slims, as the Gibs, as Salt Papi etc. Cherdley’s, the man, with his double glasses.

"I’m excited for this whole event, it’s gonna be great."

Co-presidents Kalle Sauerland and Mams Taylor also watched as security took centre stage at the press conference.

Kalle Sauerland said: "We come from this huge premiere in London at the O2 and we wanted to make a statement. It wasn’t a one-off event where we said Misfits is here today and gone tomorrow, let JJ do a couple of fights in one night, and make history. We’re about the series, and Mams (Taylor) has done a fantastic job on it, top to bottom.

Misfits Boxing press conference kicks off at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield. Photo by Misfits BoxingMisfits Boxing press conference kicks off at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield. Photo by Misfits Boxing
Misfits Boxing press conference kicks off at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield. Photo by Misfits Boxing

"Personally, I’m loving that we have our first female fight on which is fantastic. The card has so many storylines to it, and from here we go on a voyage from Sheffield, to Austin Texas, November 17th next month, with a blockbuster fight between Vitor Belfort and Hasim Rahman Jr.

"We’re just on the cusp of announcing a massive 004 show for January. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s going to be bigger than anything in this space before, and I mean anything.

"I’m looking forward to Sheffield, but it’s just part of the ride. Boxing is a lovely place to be, but

this space is so much fun."

Mams Taylor said: "I think that every card is important, every matchup is important, because this is the space where we want to cultivate storylines and characters.

"You guys become more invested in these guys from the lesser-known figures to the most well-known figures. That way this thing keeps going, and you guys keep demanding it and we’ll keep supplying it for you. Every card is so important because it sets up the future, who’s gonna fight the best of the best or who’s gonna fight this guy or that guy.

"So we just carry on cultivating these storylines and that’s the importance of the consistency and continuity of these things."