TikTok stars Simple Simon and Ed Matthews will look to settle their violent rivalry with a boxing match in London on July 16.
'Simple' Simon Colbran and Matthews faced off for the first time in an outlandish pre-fight press conference, with the confrontation eventually coming to blows. The pair have hundreds of thousands of TikTok followers between them, and got heated when Matthews gifted Colbran a sex toy on stage.
The pair will headline the latest social media boxing event next month and came together in front of 1,500 fans at a rowdy press conference in the same venue. It took just minutes for the meeting to flare up when Matthews approached his opponent and offered him the toy.
They had to be held back by security as the event descended into chaos, with the pair now hellbent on stopping one another in this massive event. The co-main will feature a women's bout between OnlyFans models Astrid Wett and Elle Brooke.
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Here's all you need to know about this big YouTuber fight...
When is Simple Simon vs Ed Matthews?
The debut of Kingpyn boxing will take place on July 16 at the Indigo venue inside of The O2 in London. Around 2,000 fans are expected at the venue for what is Kingpyn's debut event.
Many of the people behind the show, which has been dubbed 'Settling Scores', were involved with March's Showstar Boxing event, which was headlined by Deji vs Alex Wassabi. Kay Shah, who co-founded Showstar, is one of the only people not involved in this event from the March show.
What time will Simple Simon vs Ed Matthews start in the UK?
The event is taking place live from London, and will likely begin at primetime on the pay-per-view stream in the UK as a result. Details around when the event will kick off have yet to be confirmed.
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It is expected that there will be six main card fights, with a prelim fight or two as well, meaning around eight bouts. Rules will be made clear at a later date, but likely similar to Showstar's in March.
Then, headgear wasn't worn, and fighters competed in 12oz gloves. They fought for four rounds of two minutes each.
How to watch via TV and live stream
Tickets will be available to purchase the stream with information available at a later date. Tickets will also be available to attend the event in person at 11am on June 10.
The Showstar PPV cost £7 as a pre-order and £10 on the night.
Kingpyn Boxing fight card
Main Event: Ed Matthews vs Simple Simon
Astrid Wett vs Elle Brook
Slim Albaher vs Ryan Taylor
Chef Dave vs Aaron Hunt
Paddy Murphy vs Dave The Other Guy
TBA vs TBA
Simple Simon: "I'm realistic, he ain't realistic because he says he's going to knock me out in the first round. I'm realistic, there are people who talk and there are people who get on with it and I'm the kind of person who gets on with it so lets see what f***ing happens.
"I'm not going to say I'm going to knock him out. I'm training my nuts off, I'm training six days a week and I'm f***ing knackered and stressed right out but I'm going to so everything for this fight and do everything to win this fight. But I'm not going to say I'm going to knock him out because I'm not that arrogant."
Ed Matthews: "I can't lie, I've not been training because I've f***ed my ankle," he said. "I still can't train but I'll probably be cool in a week so that's all I need, three or four weeks training.
"I feel like he's got old man speed but he won't be able to catch up with me, the speed I've got is just different. I'll knock you out in the first or second round; I'll toy with you in the first round and knock you out in the second."