Internet and social media celebrities just cannot seem to stop taking over the professional sport of boxing. TikTok sensation Salt Papi has cemented his place on this list with a resounding knockout victory at the KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr Misfits Boxing event in London. So, who does Salt Papi fight next after his KO win against Josh Brueckner? Here’s what we know so far.
Salt Papi vs Josh Brueckner
Salt Papi faced YouTuber and MMA fighter Josh Brueckner at the Wembley Arena in London, as part of the Misfits Boxing event. In the bout, the Filipino-British TikToker seemed fairly comfortable as he immediately started showboating against Brueckner.
- Salt Papi landed a strong left hand on Josh Brueckner that completely took him off his feet. The one punch knockout meant Brueckner could not find his way back up in the ring.
- For a boxer with such an impressive knockout punch, it’s surprising to learn that this is only the third official pro boxing bout for Salt Papi, whose real name is Busta Breezie.
Social media reactions
The reigning IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards and lightweight champion Ryan Garcia have nothing but praise for Salt Papi’s solid win. When these two champs call for you to turn pro, you know you are on the right path.
See what I mean 😂😂😂😂😂 Salt Papi needs to turn pro an go down 4 weights
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) January 14, 2023
Man salt Papi needs to just turn professional lol #KSITemper
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) January 14, 2023
- Some people have claimed that Salt Papi had a prior boxing career in his younger days in the Philippines which gives him a seemingly unfair advantage. Salt Papi has responded with a picture of himself from his younger days, rubbishing these claims.
— Salt Papi 🧂👏🏽 (@therealsaltpapi) January 16, 2023
Who’s next for Salt Papi
The whole world of boxing has been hyping up for the past few years for a long-awaited Jake Paul vs KSI bout. However, Salt Papi seems to have his own set of plans as he wants to fight Jake Paul next if KSI isn’t up for it.
- Logan Paul is rooting for Salt Papi to fight his brother next as he even claims to have bet $100,000 on him for the Brueckner bout. Jake Paul predicted what would happen if he met Salt Papi on Twitter.
Salt Papi vs. Jake Paul I need it
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 14, 2023
ID FUCK SALT PAPI
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 14, 2023
- Salt Papi could face British YouTube star King Kenny as the two faced off after the Wembley event. Kenny previously knocked out TikTok star DK Money in November 2022.
Salt Papi’s career
— Fred Beck (@fredpdbeck) January 15, 2023
- Salt Papi’s rise to TikTok fame was inspired by Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe best known as Salt Bae. Salt Papi has over 4.7 million followers on TikTok, once known for his chubby appearance. He lost over 30 pounds in a year after taking up boxing.
- His first-ever win came against Halal Ham, another comedian turned boxer.
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