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YouTube star AnEsonGib drew with Tik Tok rival Tayler Holder on Saturday night, with the result proving very controversial for fans and social media stars alike.
The bout was announced as a majority draw, despite a set of scorecards that all had wins scored after a dominant performance from the British YouTuber, whose real name is Ali Al-Fakhri.
And Mirror Fighting can now explain why the fight was scored a draw.
Director Tom Sconzo of the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA), the governing body for the bout, detailed in a statement today that there was never a plan for a winner to be announced in case of the fight going five rounds.
"Please note that this was a Sub Novice Amateur event with all fighters competing on the Social Gloves card Saturday night for entertainment purposes," Sconzo told Mirror Fighting.
"With fighters understanding that they were exhibition bouts with both fighters being acknowledged as winners.
"ISKA was there to ensure the safety of the fighters with all medical testing, blood work, covid testing, noted ringside physicians, cutmen, inspectors, and seasoned referees."
Fans have been outraged by the result on social media, with veteran ring announcer Michael Buffer even calling the result in to question.
AnEsonGib and Tayler Holder fought to a 'draw' at the YouTube v TikTok boxing event
(Image: Getty Images for LivexLive)
"I slept through every math class 60 years ago – but these scores?" Buffer questioned after the bout.
"49-46, 49-46, 50-46 can only mean someone wins by unanimous decision or split decision if you split them 2-to-1! A draw? Mathematically impossible!
"Don't blame my man Fousey [the YouTube star who was acting as ring announcer for the bout], he just read what he was told."
Speaking after the bout, Holder even admitted that the draw seemed like an unfair result, saying on Twitter : "A draw… I don’t agree with this at all.
"But hey I’m so blessed I got this opportunity, it was definitely life changing and something I’ll never forget.
"Thank you to everyone that supported me through this journey."
And Gib, who was returning to the ring in search of redemption after a humiliating first round stoppage against Jake Paul last year, said that he was outraged by the result, and 'knew in his heart' that he had won.
"The biggest robbery in boxing history," he said in a YouTube video.
"Respect to Tayler Holder, but respect leaves once he tries to claim the victory, I kicked his a** for five rounds, I hit him with so many body shots I heard him fart in the ring.
"To that one judge, the silly, silly b******, I don't know how he's scored it, but I think he gave Tayler all five rounds – dumba**.
"I want to say a huge thank you to the support online, for everyone having my back, like I said, I kicked his a** for five rounds.
"I also want to say a huge thank you to my team Leon, Abdul and Harvey.
"Where does Gibber go from here? Hot doughnuts, steak, burgers with cheddar cheese, I've earned it!"