TikTok boxing rivals Ed Matthews and Simple Simon traded blows in a feisty face-off ahead of their ring clash next month.
The pair will headline the latest social media boxing event at The O2 on July 16 and came together in front of 1,500 fans yesterday. And it took mere minutes for the meeting to flare up when Matthews approached his opponent.
"I think s*** has got a bit out of hand between me and Simon so I've got a present," he said. "Let me just give it to him. This is the same size as mine..." Matthews then produced a sex toy from a bag, prompting Simple Simon - real name Simon Colbran - punched his rival.
Matthews responded and blows were traded before the fighters were dragged apart by security. Simon later said: "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."
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His rival Matthews claimed he hasn't been able to train after suffering an injury. "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."