The American has come to London to compete in a massive YouTube boxing match against his hometown fighter, Deji, and the profits he makes from the fight go straight to his family
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YouTube star Alex Wassabi has pledged to donate his sizable debut boxing purse to his brother’s college fund.
The social media sensation is set to face Brit Deji in his first fight and has promised that whatever he hasn’t spent on his camp will ensure his younger brother Andrew is safe.
He will step between the ropes at the OVO Arena Wembley this weekend after years of building up him and his rival with a hostile London crowd expected.
But he says he’s ready for his debut, having cornered teammates for their professional struggles and learning his craft over several years.
“Anything that didn’t go to my training camp goes to my little brother,” Wassabi said mirror fight . “He means the world to me.
“Everything goes into his college fund — everything I do is partly for him.”
The American plans to remain active in 2022 with a possible string of fights should he win on his debut this weekend.
There’s no shortage of social media stars looking to get in the ring now, and a win over UK fan favorite Deji would propel Wassabi back to the top of the YouTube food chain.
But unlike previous opponents Jake-Paul and Vinnie Hacker will face Wassabi with a more motivated Deji who understands that a third loss would mean the end of his boxing career.
“I don’t have a bad conscience about the guy,” Wassabi said of his opponent. “I am proud of him.
“I know it’s weird talking about someone you’re fighting but to see the shape they’re in and how seriously they take it makes me very happy.
“I want a serious fight and I want to go in with someone, it’s not going to be easy.”
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wasabi has previously said he wants to go the distance in an effort to show off the boxing skills he’s cultivated over the past few years rather than landing an early knockout.
But he’s changed his tune slightly and says he’ll look for a break as long as Deji can prove his toughness and make the fight difficult.
“I’m about to take him out,” he joked. “I would just prefer it if he was tough enough to get through it.
“If we make it to the end the dope would be whatever happens happens and I’m going to win either way.
“It took me a few days to get used to the jet lag, but I’m feeling better now.
“I like to think of myself as a nice guy, but when it comes to competition, I’m totally focused and totally involved.”
cards are on sale now at showstarboxing.com and through AXS for Showstar Boxing 2022, which will be directed by Deji vs. Alex Wassabi.
If you are outside the UK you can watch the fight on PPV via the Showstar website for £6.99.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/alex-wassabi-deji-boxing-fight-26377400 YouTube star Alex Wassabi will spend boxing money to send his brother to college