• Thu. Apr 11th, 2024

Vitaly claims Kristen Hanby fight was ‘fixed’ as debut bout ends in draw

The YouTube pranksters fought to a majority draw on the undercard of Deji vs Alex Wassabi at the OVO Arena London after Hanby had repeatedly headbutted his opponent

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YouTube star Vitaly’s boxing career got off to an unsteady start with a majority draw in London tonight.

The Russian was stifled by fellow prankster Kristen Hanby throughout the four-round contest and was headbutted on a number of occasions en route to a tie in his first bout.
He had promised a 60-second knockout over the much smaller Hanby but struggled to put his punches together and land cleanly.

Hanby, for his part, used his smaller stature to maneuver the ring and avoid the much bigger Russian.

The pair started slower than expected given their heated trash talk leading into the bout, but soon they were swinging for the fences.

Hanby appeared elusive at first, but as he tired he relied heavily on the clinch and keeping the fight as dirty as possible.
Vitaly and Kristen Hanby drew in London ( Image: Showstar Boxing)

And he almost had a point deducted after not one but two headbutts in the second round, winding up the massive Russian.

Ultimately, there wasn’t a great deal of action, and both men struggled to maintain their gas for the duration of the four rounds.

A raucous sold-out crowd packed the OVO Arena Wembley for the fight, which was a feature bout on the undercard of Deji vs Alex Wassabi.

And despite the low standard of fighting, they were entertained by the antics of the ‘natural born prankster’ Vitaly.

Hanby had mocked Vitaly’s mother on a number of occasions heading into the bout, including comments at the open workout that caused a scuffle between the pair.

 

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