Viddal Riley Will ‘Break’ With Boxing YouTuber, Including Jake Paul, Who ‘Isn’t A Serious Boxer’ Says Ben Shalom | Boxing News



Viddal Riley will “walk away” from the YouTuber boxing scene where he made a name for himself and prove himself to be one of the “serious guys,” promoter Ben Shalom said.

Cruiserweight hopeful Riley will resume his ascent in the ring with Sky Sports Boxing and BOXXER improving his reputation – and his own successful social media presence – while coaching KSI to a win over YouTube rival Logan Paul.

He also formed AnEsonGib for another social media showdown with Jake Paul, who is continuing his own professional boxing career with a rematch against Tyron Woodley on Saturday.

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“He’s doing his best to get by,” Riley’s promoter Shalom said of boxing YouTuber.

“Jake is a good fighter in origin terms, but he’s not a serious boxer.

“There are levels in boxing.

“Viddal has boxed his whole life, boxed for the GB team, and he’s a real talent.

“He wants to break away from those comparisons and be seen as a great boxer in his own right, which will happen over time.”

Viddal Riley (far right) trained AnEsonGib to fight Jake Paul
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Riley was in AnEsonGib’s corner for the loss to Jake Paul

Riley is undefeated in four fights and has already boxed twice in Las Vegas.

His popularity has skyrocketed through his association with KSI and the Paul brothers, but he is focused on resuming his own ascent.

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Riley trained KSI to defeat Logan Paul

“What’s great about Viddal is that he has the best of both worlds,” Shalom said.

“But, in his eyes, he wants to avoid comparisons and look to serious guys around the world in the cruiserweight division like Richard Riakporhe and Lawrence Okolie.

“One day he hopes to be up there with them.

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Shalom has once said that Riley is better than Jake Paul and Tommy Fury: “I really believe he is.

“Viddal is the first real YouTuber who is also a real professional boxer with real talent.

“The trip he can take is what makes it so exciting.

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Viddal Riley is unbeaten in four professional fights

“Viddal is a serious operator. Ask anyone who’s seen him at Team GB, which is a good indicator. The folks at the Mayweather Promotions gym are talking loudly about him.”

Riley, who beat Daniel Dubois and Chris Billam-Smith among amateurs, has previously said of his association with the YouTuber scene: “Boxing has always been the priority. People got it wrong.”

Sky Sports Boxe schedule

Saturday December 18 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC lightweight titles

Saturday 29 January – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs. Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA & WBC Middleweight Titles

Saturday 19 February – BOXXER in Manchester
Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook

Saturday February 26 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed welterweight titles


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