Updated: March 19th, 2021
Looks like Austin McBroom finally found a boxing opponent.
After publicly challenging Jake Paul to a boxing match last year and being swiftly turned down, Austin McBroom of popular family vlogging channel The ACE Family has found a new opponent in TikTok star Bryce Hall.
“There’s a whole lotta boxing talk going on lately. I’ve been an athlete my entire life so it would be disappointing for me not to get involved,” Austin wrote on Instagram back in November 2020. “@jakepaul been running from me for years. I got $5m for whoever steps into the ring with me. TAG who you think would want this smoke.”
After Jake refused to bite, Austin challenged Bryce, the second-most tagged influencer in his comment section. Bryce initially rejected Austin’s proposal but has seemingly come around, claiming Austin met his requirements of the deal.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to discuss my deal but I’m getting $5 million flat” Bryce told paparazzi Kevin Wong. Bryce also revealed the winning prize will be $1 million “out of Austin’s pocket.”
YouTube new reporter Keemstar also confirmed the match, tweeting that he “just got off the phone” with both Bryce and Austin and they “100% confirmed the fight is happening.”
The Austin McBroom vs. Bryce Hall match appears to be the headline event of a larger YouTube vs. TikTok boxing tournament. According to Keemstar, the boxing match will have YouTube stars and TikTok stars duking it out for the top prize alongside Bryce and Austin, including Nick Austin, Deji, FaZe Jarvis, Tayler Holder, Danny Duncan, and Tanner Fox.
This is not the first time Austin has hosted a high-profile sporting event. Back in 2019, The ACE Family made headlines for sponsoring and organising a charity basketball game at the L.A. Staples Center with celebrity guests like Chris Brown, James Charles, Tana Mongeau, Lil Pump, and Logan Paul. Each participant allegedly donated $50K and the winning team was awarded the honour of picking which charity the proceeds would go towards.
It is not yet not confirmed if Austin’s latest endeavour will involve a charitable aspect.
The fight is confirmed to take place on June 5th. The roster line up includes:
Tanner Fox vs. Nick Austin
FaZe Jarvis vs. Michael Le
Dog vs. Nate Wyatt
TBC (fans’ pick) vs. Taylor Holder
Danny Duncan vs. TBC (fans’ pick)
Deji vs. Vinnie Hacker
Check back for updates on what’s sure to be the most epic boxing match in viral history.