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Deji Olatunji, a YouTube content creator with more than 10 million subscribers on the platform, hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to boxing – but that changed at the O2 in London on Saturday night.
The influencer – also known as “ComedyShortsGamer” – had his first fight against Jake Paul in August 2018, while his brother and fellow content creator KSI took on Paul’s older sibling, Logan Paul.
Deji was defeated in the fifth round by way of technical knockout.
In a ‘YouTubers vs TikTokers’ event in June last year, Deji faced Vinnie Hacker, who has almost 15 million followers on the short-form video platform. He lost again.
Then, in March this year, Deji was up against fellow YouTuber Alex Wassabi, who ended up winning on the judge’s scorecards.
Following the defeat, Deji tweeted: “Thank you guys for supporting me and I’m sorry, but nothing will keep me down.”
Well, this weekend, he had his fourth fight – his first professional bout – against content creator Youself “Fousey” Erakat, and won after his opponent’s team threw in the towel during the third round.
Speaking after the match, which left Fousey with a bruised eye, Deji said: “First of all, I want to give glory to God – if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t even be here.
“Secondly, I have the best team ever. I have Daley, the best boxing coach ever … and I have everyone out there showing their love, and that brought me up.
“Third, I want to say thank you to everyone who’s here, and all the millions watching at home as well – thank you.”