The American social media star faces ex-NBA player Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s boxing return on November 28. Paul won his pro boxing debut in January, dropping internet rival ‘AnEsonGib’ three times before winning in round one. The 23-year-old also beat fellow YouTuber Deji, brother of KSI, in an amateur bout back in 2018.
And SunSport previously unveiled leaked footage that showed Paul is ready to return to the ring after he dropped a sparring partner. Meanwhile, opponent Robinson – who has not played in the NBA since the 2015-2016 season – has never fought professionally.
Former point guard Robinson has kept in top shape following an 11-year career in the NBA. The former college American football player has also been working with a host of boxers including Floyd Mayweather and Terence Crawford. Yet he is over a decade older than rival Paul without any professional boxing eperience. The YouTuber also has the advantage of being four inches taller and almost a full STONE heavier than Robinson based on his Gib fight weight.
Paul also comes out on top on social media – not that surprising considering how he became famous. The ‘Problem Child’ has over 20million YouTube subscribers as well 13.5m followers on Instagram. In comparison, ‘KryptoNate’ boasts a more modest 2.4m Insta army while his YouTube platform carries a healthy 24.9k.