Social Gloves 2022 preview: NBA, NFL, and TikTok stars battle it out

I’m writing this while looking at the combat card and fighter files for Social Gloves: No more first-time talking. Already, I can tell, I’ve heard of a couple of people here, so don’t expect any in-depth analysis on what any of these “fighters” bring to the table.

Last year’s Social Gloves: YouTube vs. TikTok was a huge hit for internet traffic. But not for us. He went under our radar. Our employees are all too old to know what TikTok is, so we didn’t cover it and we missed all those great clicks. But we weren’t caught sleeping this time!

So, this is a post hoping to get rid of some of the incoming traffic that might be gained by the inexplicably massive followers that some of these online personalities have accumulated.

The main event for this one features the AnEson Gib. He is the first person who fought Jack Paul. I know this because I’ve had to post dozens of Jake Paul articles since The Problem Child started attracting traffic (with KO for former NBA Slam Dunk champ Nate Robinson) in 2020.

If I remember correctly – and not looking for it – Paul Gib fought on the lower level of his brother Logan’s first fight with KSI. I think Gib is friends with or somehow related to KSI, I think he’s a streamer (?). I don’t know what Jeep does other than that.

He’s fighting Austin McBroom, who has a funny nickname. This event’s page on Fite.TV describes both Gib and McBroom as “social media stars.” I’m looking for him and he appears to be 30 years old and has over 6 million followers on Instagram. His Instagram tagline says “My next fight – September 10th” so I suppose he’s done this before.

This is a hype video I won’t watch.

The co-main event is Nick Young aka Swaggy P. And I legitimately know who he is, thanks to watching Go Raptors basketball. The 37-year-old went from being a flat-topper in his younger career, spent with the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers, to being a good vet. In his late career, he was a reliable shooter off the bench and in 2018 won the NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors.

If you’re not a basketball fan, you’ve probably still seen Young’s face. It’s this guy:


He was supposed to fight someone called Blueface. But Blueface pulled out, for some reason. He is replaced by a Minikon who appears to be a TikTok person.

Other athletes on the card are former NFL players, Le Haveon Bell and Adrian Peterson who are fighting in the ‘Battle-Back-Back Racers’. I don’t know the egg of the hand, and I will forever hate the sport for poaching Mookie Alexander from us, but I’ve heard of Peterson. I remember it was very good (I think?). I also remember that he was part of a scandal involving allegations of hitting his child with a switch.

I better look forward to it or else the law will be very insane. Okay, so he didn’t challenge a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering his son, avoided a jail sentence and instead underwent 80 hours of community service.

Peterson appears to have some legal issues. In 2018, he was ordered to pay $2.4 million to a creditor after defaulting on a loan. That year he was also sued for failing to repay a $5.2 million loan. Peterson was ordered to pay a settlement, but defaulted. So the New York State Supreme Court ordered him to pay $8.3 million to that creditor instead. Yikes. I think that’s why he’s here. Sorry dude, I’m not going to make that money in martial arts.

In February, Peterson was charged with domestic violence after an accident on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. The accident forced the plane to return to the gate and remove Peterson from the plane. These charges were dropped after Peterson’s wife asserted that they had a verbal argument and that Peterson had not attacked her during the incident.

I’ve scanned Bill’s Wikipedia page and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of interesting stuff, other than that he released the music under the stage name “Juice”.

Just going to whip up those last few names, why not?

Landon McBroom has to be in a relationship with the man in the main event, maybe a brother. He’s fighting Adam Saleh – I’ll look for him. 1.5 million followers on Instagram. It might be a musician.

The action begins with Cory Wharton vs. Chase Demore. Wharton was a member of the cast of Real World: Ex-Plosion. Demoor is a “digital creator” according to his Instagram who once played for the NFL, CFL, and USFL.

So there you are. If you’re desperate to watch more fights after the UFC and BKFC events are over, you can stay awake and watch these amateurs throw up.


full fight card

Austin McBroom vs. Anison Gibb

Nick Young vs. Minicon

Leon Bell vs. Adrian Peterson

Landon McBroom vs. Adam Saleh

Cory Wharton vs. Chase Demore


You can watch this event (if you like dirty boxing and seasoned celebs) on fite.tv, trying to work starts at 11pm ET and costs $34.99. If you are desperate to spend that kind of money on this Please at least use this affiliate link so your favorite online karate mag can have a little piece of the pie.

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