YouTube fighters weigh in at combined 795lbs ahead of heavyweight bout
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YouTube sensations Wings of Redemption and Boogie2988 caused quite a stir at the press conference ahead of their upcoming brawl on the undercard of KSI vs Joe Fournier.
The gigantic duo turned heads when they decided to strip down during the weigh-in, showing off their … *ahem* … impressive physiques before the big fight at the Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
Combining their weights, the pair clocked in at just under 800lb – roughly the same weight as a full-grown male grizzly bear – leaving little doubt that this is going to be one heavyweight showdown for the ages!
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Wings, whose real name is Jordie Jordan, first made waves on YouTube by sharing videos of his gameplay on the popular first-person shooter game, Call of Duty. Meanwhile, Boogie, whose real name is Steven Williams, became famous for his hilarious sketches where he portrayed the memorable character 'Francis' on his channel.
They came face-to-face for the first time time on Thursday ahead of their three-round bout, with each round lasting to just a minute-and-a-half.
As Wings, 37, made his way to the stage shirtless, Boogie, 48 was encouraged to follow suit, with both fighters eager to show off their massive frames. At one point, Boogie started flexing his muscles, only for Wings to label the sight "turkey flab".
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Despite Wings weighing at over 400lbs, he appeared to be in better shape than his opponent, who is over a decade older. Speaking to The Mirror, Boogie detailed the hurdles he's had to overcome to make the walk against Wings on Saturday night happen.
"I think it's a miracle that I'm here, six years ago I got gastric bypass surgery and lost 200lb. I've also focused on my brain, I saw a psychedelic therapist earlier in the year and I realised how wrong I was about life," he revealed.
"I was also so afraid and scared of everything. I realised the point of life is a game to be played to have fun and that's what I'm here to do.
"I want to prove to myself that I can face my fears. I'm going to do my absolute best to put Jordie on his ass."
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