What up everyone! Dan here and this isn't a review per say, but rather my thoughts on the Creator Clash boxing event hosted by Idubbbz. This is different from your typical celebrity boxing or Paul brothers fights because this is actually entertaining and its for charity. This was an awesome event to watch and a lot of my favorite Youtubers I watched growing up were boxing or in attendance at the event. Plus you had Moist Critikal aka Charlie aka Penguinz0 commentating at the event which was just the cherry on top. It was a fun event and the fact it was all for charity to help with Alzheimer's research along with a couple others was real nice, I respect everyone who participated in this event. With that said, I figured I'd do a little ranking of my favorite matches from the event. There were nine matches in total and I'll rank from least favorite to most favorite.
Now keep in mind these are Youtubers, not professional fighters so I'm not here to insult any of them because anyone willing to get in the ring to fight another person for charity earns my respect at the end of the day. Just giving my thoughts on each fight since they all fought in more amateur boxing sanctioned rules.
NUMBER 9. THEODD1SOUT VS. I DID A THING
This was the 4th match of the night and it was also James (THEODD1SOUT) birthday so that was cool. I'm surprised he event took this fight and it was clear that Alex (I DID A THING) was ready to go ham because he gave James a good one, two and James was already out of it. Luckily for James, Alex didn't follow through and blast him like team rocket. But shortly after the ref stopped the fight in the first round with 36 seconds left on the clock, making Alex the winner by first round TKO. I don't think James was serious about this match considering he didn't seem physically or mentally ready for this but regardless, still cool seeing these two clash.
NUMBER 8. INTERNET COMMENT ETIQUETTE WITH ERIK VS. DJ WELCH OF ANIMATORS VS GAMES
This was the third match of the night, I love heavyweight bouts because one punch can change the course of the fight. This bout was a little different since both fighters wore headgear which is understandable because this is all for fun and no one should get seriously hurt. This match did go pass the first round which was cool, but DJ had this match won while Erik was struggling to hold on. To be fair, both guys were exhausted after the fight but DJ had the most aggression and pressure which won him the fight. They went two full rounds before Erik threw in the towel before the third round making DJ Welch the winner by round 2 RTD.
NUMBER 7. JUSTAMINX VS YODELING HALEY
This was the fifth match of the night and the first female youtuber/influencer boxing match so that was pretty neat to watch because I do think Women boxing is entertaining to watch and at times explosive. I do hope this sets a trend or kickstarts more female content creators to get in on the action too in the future. The actual match was decent, but there was a definite size difference because Becca (JUSTAMINX) is built like a tank compared to Haley. Becca had size and power on her side in this clash, She was like a female Tyson Fury. To be fair, I will say Haley had more speed and accuracy and she absorbed plenty of punishment. as the fight neared the end, both were exhausted and throwing sloppy and slow punches. But Becca had more weight behind her punches which soon overwhelmed Haley and the referee stopped the match at the end of the forth round making JUSTAMINX the winner by fourth round TKO.
NUMBER 6. GRAHAM STEPHAN VS MICHAEL REEVES
This was the seventh fight of the night and this lightweight bout was pretty competitive seeing how both were pretty even coming into this fight. The first round was more of a feeling out process but it had it's moments where these two clashed it out a bit. Come the second round, that would change. Graham was putting on the pressure more in the first half of the second round and just when it looked like he had this in the bag, Michael came in with a powerful right hand and dazed Graham. Soon Michael would clock Graham with another right hand and back him into the corner like a wounded animal. Michael kept clocking Graham with right hand punches and the referee stopped it with 15 seconds left in the second round. Michael Reeves won by second round TKO and when asked if he would box again, Michael responded "FUUUCK NO!" which I thought was hilarious.
NUMBER 5. MATT WATSON OF SUPERMEGA VS. DAD
This was the first match of the night and would set the tone for how the entire fight card would go. This was a shock to everyone considering this fight would only last 22 seconds in the first round and there was a huge age difference between the two fighters. Matt is 26 while Nathan (DAD) is 41 years old. That is a 15 year age difference, I thought that was Matt's Dad and everyone thought Matt would destroy Nathan but you'd all be wrong. Nathan came in looking shredded and completely obliterated Matt. Matt tried to set up Nathan with a jab, but Nathan came in fast and furious with some beautiful left hooks that stunned Matt and followed it up with a wild right hook then another crisp left hook until the referee saw enough and stopped the fight at 22 seconds making DAD the winner by first round TKO. This was a George Foreman style victory where the old man taught the young buck to respect his elders.
NUMBER 4. RYAN MAGEE OF SUPERMEGA VS ALEX ERNST
Man, this was not a good day to be a SuperMega fan. However unlike his partner, Ryan Magee would go pass the first round and give quite a performance again Alex Ernst. This was the second fight of the night and both these guys may not have had the best boxing experience, but they gave it their all with some nice back and forth action that lasted the entire five rounds of the fight. These two truly became warriors in the square circle fighting each other going back and forth with nonstop action. Ryan was looking worse for wear as he suffered a bloody nose several times but he never gave in and kept of fighting Alex going on pure instincts. Both were exhausted and at the end of five action packed rounds, Alex Ernst was the winner by Unanimous Decision and both men gained respect from the crowd and each other.
NUMBER 3. HARLEY OF EPIC MEAL TIME VS ARIN (aka Egoraptur) OF GAME GRUMPS
This was the eighth fight of the night and the Co Main Event of the card. I grew up watching these two in my teen years and to see them fight it out was something I never asked for, but glad I got. I've been watching Harleys training videos and surprisingly he took it seriously and it shows on full display in this match. Harley was patient, precise for a big heavyweight and gave some major combinations and uppercuts that did Arin in. While Harley put in the work to win this match, I don't feel Arin trained enough, though to be fair he accepted on five weeks notice so I give him credit for his efforts in the ring. If Harley does this again, he should go up against someone who's closer to his size and hopefully with enough time to train to compete with Harley.
NUMBER 2. HUNDAR OF MUSCLE PARTY VS. AB OF H3 PODCAST
This was the sixth fight of the night and let me just say, Hundar looks like a god damn Viking. Seriously, he's like a real life Kratos yet he sounds like a teenager, it's a little funny ngl. This match was probably the closest any of these fights came to a legit boxing match at pro level. Hundar and AB were both technical in the first half of the fight and they were landing clean shots. In the third round, Hundar unleashed the God of War and threw a right hook at AB's head knocking him down. AB beat the count and responded with his own right hook knocking Hundar down. Hundar beat the count and they battled it out till the end of the round. This fight was shaping up to be a true clash of titans and it made it all the way to the fifth and final round of the fight. These two gave it their all in the final round but in the end, Hundar went to the body and started weakening AB until AB couldn't keep going and the referee stopped the fight with a minute and four seconds left. Hundar won the fight by fifth round TKO, definitely one of the better fights and arguably the best fight of this night.
NUMBER 1. IDUBBBZ VS. DR. MIKE
The ninth fight and main event of this fight card, Ian (Idubbbz) put this all together in the first place so it's only right he finishes it off with a grand finale. Ian surprised us all coming into this, while we may have wanted him to win, I think we all knew that was highly unlikely considering Dr. Mike has been boxing for years. Despite that, Ian trained hard and took this seriously going in as an underdog against someone with far more experience and knowledge doing this not for clout or recognition, but for a good cause and a good time. It was clear Ian was losing all the rounds, but he never gave up and wanted to give the crowd an entertaining fight. It was suppose to go four rounds with three minutes each, but I guess they changed it perhaps because the fighters couldn't handle that type of condition? who knows. Either way this was a great fight, Dr. Mike was dominating, but Ian stayed in there to give a competitive match for the good doctor. While Dr. Mike won with a lopsided Unanimous Decision, at the end of the day, Ian was the true winner for setting this event up and providing a fun time for everyone. Everyone in this event won, the fans, the fighters, the charities, everyone. Ian never had intentions of winning the fight itself, look at the poster. The poster was foreshadowing what was to come and he knew this as well but it didn't matter since everyone had a fun time. For that, Idubbbz is truly a winner in my eyes and I thank him and everyone involved in making this possible.
Hope we get a Creators Clash 2 in the future, See Ya!