The world of influencer boxing is reaching new heights as rapper Rick Ross throws a financial curveball into the mix, proposing a $5 million investment for a potential boxing match between popular streamers Adin Ross and IShowSpeed. The unexpected offer, made during a recent appearance, not only raises eyebrows but also underscores the escalating trend of influencers stepping into the boxing ring for both fun and profit.
As the popularity of influencer boxing continues to soar, the allure of witnessing personalities from the online realm face off in the squared circle has captivated audiences, particularly the younger generation. The simplicity and excitement of the sport, coupled with the added drama of influencer rivalries, contribute to the growing success of these matches.
Adin Ross, a prominent streamer, recently contemplated entering the world of influencer boxing during an appearance with rapper Rick Ross. When asked about his potential boxing endeavors, Ross expressed an interest in sparring with fellow influencers, particularly IShowSpeed, but clarified that it wouldn’t be a serious bout due to their friendship.
“I wanna box, like, another streamer or YouTuber. I’m close with Kai (Cenat) and Speed (IShowSpeed), so I don’t think we would do it seriously, but I’ll spar Speed for fun,” said Adin Ross.
Rick Ross, seizing the opportunity, playfully teased Adin Ross by offering an enticing $5 million for a serious boxing match against IShowSpeed. The rapper emphasized the potential magnitude of the event and viewed it as a substantial business venture, urging Adin Ross to consider the financial gains and the significant impact such a match could have.
“If I wanted to put up $5 million, who would you do that? I believe this is a great situation. This is a great business venture. I got to get you and Speed in the gym,” declared Rick Ross.
Both Adin Ross and IShowSpeed, prominent figures in the world of streaming and social media, have cultivated a strong online presence. Ross, initially a Twitch streamer known for his NBA 2K gameplay, rose to prominence through collaborations and relationships within the influencer sphere. IShowSpeed, on the other hand, gained viral popularity through his humorous content and live streaming antics, focusing on reactions to various videos and memes.
The chemistry between Adin Ross and IShowSpeed has been evident in their collaborative content, making the potential boxing match all the more intriguing. While Adin Ross initially responded with surprise and laughter, the prospect of a $5 million offer seems to have piqued his interest, hinting at the possibility that this unique and unexpected bout might materialize in the future.