Just a week after Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fought each other, another boxing spectacle is among us.
Austin McBroom vs. Bryce Hall headlines an event dubbed as “Battle of the Platforms.” As you might expect by the title, the two platforms battling will be YouTube and TikTok. Stars from each social media platform will box one another to determine which platform has the better fighters.
LiveXLive, which is hosting this fight, says there are over 1 billion combined social media followers from every fighter combined. It will surely be an interesting event, especially following in the footsteps of what the Paul brothers started.
These fights are amateur bouts with the fighters boxing with 16 ounce gloves and headgear. And the fights will be quick-paced with five rounds of two minutes.
Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and highlights from the YouTube vs. TikTok boxing event on Saturday night. Follow below for complete results from Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms.
YouTube vs. TikTok live fight updates, highlights
8:00 p.m.: The first two fights have completed. And as we mentioned, Tanner Fox’s fight against Ryland Storms has been called off. So FaZe Jarvis vs. Michael Le should be the next fight up. But first it appears there’s a performance by DJ Khaled.
Landon McBroom def. Ben Azelart
As we expected, it didn’t take much time before Landon McBroom ended up winning this fight. He absolutely dominated this bout against Ben Azelart, and the referee stopped the fight 30 seconds into Round 2, crediting him with a knockout. Per the broadcast, McBroom landed 28 punches to Azelart’s 3. YouTube is up 2-0 in the Battle of the Platforms.
7:53 p.m.: This fight got off to a WILD START. Landon McBroom is clearly the better boxer in this fight. It’s just a matter of time before he wins.
7:48 p.m.: Landon McBroom and Ben Azelart have made their ring walks, so this fight should be starting within a few minutes.
7:45 p.m.: Tanner Fox just spoke live and said his fight against Ryland Storms is no longer happening.
7:40 p.m.: The second fight of the night will be up next: Landon McBroom vs. Ben Azelart. But first, a musical performance from Trippie Redd.
Ryan Johnston def. Cale Saurage
What a wild way to get this event started. The referee ended the fight in the fifth round as Ryan Johnston started to really attack Cale Saurage, so Johnston gets credited with a knockout victory. The end-of-the-fight-stats showed Johnston threw 45 total punches compared to Saurage’s 15, and 34 of them were considered power punches. Youtube gets the early victory over TikTok.
7:33 p.m.: Both fighters just came out SWINGING in the fourth round. Ryan Johnston’s nose is bleeding heavily, but he was the better fighter. So far it seems as if Cale Saurage won the first two rounds and Johnston won Round 3 and 4. The fifth round will be the deciding factor.
7:30 p.m.: The fight is starting to turn. Cale Saurage looks like he’s running out of gas while Ryan Johnston is still standing strong. The third round just ended.
7:28 p.m.: As the announcers noted, Ryan Johnston looks like the more polished fighter, but Cale Saurage is landing more effective punches. Although Johnston has been able to get a few punches landed, Saurage has landed the bigger blows.
7:25 p.m.: The first round has ended. There was some initial punches thrown, but then things settled down as both fighters didn’t throw as much. The telecast’s boxing expert says he gave the first round to Cale Saurage.
7:22 p.m.: And the first fight has officially begun. Cale Saurage came out swinging with a few good hits early.
7:20 p.m.: There was a delay in getting the fight started as Cale Saurage was having issues with his headgear.
7:10 p.m.: And the event has started. Cale Saurage and Ryan Johnston are making their entrances now.
YouTube vs. TikTok boxing start time
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
The full event starts at 7 p.m. ET, but it will take a long while before the main event of Austin McBroom vs. Bryce Hall starts. Not only are there eight total fights, but there are a number of musical performances in between each fight. Don’t be surprised if McBroom vs. Hall starts past midnight.
How to watch YouTube vs. TikTok fights
- PPV: LiveXLive
- Live stream: LiveXLive
- PPV Price: $49.99
You’ll be able to live stream the YouTube vs. TikTok boxing event through a service called LiveXLive. From their own description, LiveXLive is a streaming service that “lets you listen to your favorite music and watch live streaming performances.” However, since it is a PPV event, it is not available as a live stream. But the first two undercard fights are available to stream for free.
LiveXLive is available to stream on nearly every internet-connected device. LiveXLive has mobile and tablet apps on iOS and Android. It also has apps on Smart TVs such as Apple TV, Roku, Samsung, SMART TV and Google Chromecast.
YouTube vs. TikTik fight card
|Austin McBroom||vs||Bryce Hall|
|Faze Jarvis||vs||Michael Le|
|Landon McBroom||vs||Ben Azelart|
|Ryan Johnston||vs||Cale Saurage|