15.05 2019 09:36h

How It All Went Down At Knockout Night

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It was one of the biggest fight nights Dubai has ever seen.

Two-division world champion, philanthropist and social media influencer Badou Jack (@badoujack) officially launched Badou Jack Promotions and Events (@badoujackpromotions) with a huge boxing and mixed martial arts event on the Palm.

"Knockout Night" took place at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah (@fivepalmjumeirah) on May 3. The main event featured undefeated Cruiserweight boxer Viddal Riley (@isitril), duking it out against Nigerian boxer Austine Nnamdi, who stepped in to replace Mohammad Ali Bayat, who was originally scheduled to fight Riley, after he injured himself in training a week before.

S1 with KSI and Miniminter.

Riley is also the head trainer of celebrity YouTube sensation, rapper and amateur boxer KSI (@KSI).

The superstar content creator attended the event to support his coach, and was joined by fellow YouTubers Simon "Miniminter" Minter (@miniminter) and Harry "W2S/Wroetoshaw" Lewis (@wroetoshaw).

Harry "W2S/Wroetoshaw" Lewis and Katie Leach.

Boxing royalty "Prince" Naseem Hamed and two-time World Boxing champion Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) were also in attendence, along with a number of high profile regional content creators include MoVlogs (@mo_vlogs_), Narins Beauty (@narins_beauty), Lana Rose (@lanarose786), S1 (@official_S1), Ahmed "DVLZGame" Al-Nasheet (@DVLZgame), Peter Barron (@PeterBarron13), DJ Bliss (@djblissdubai), Omar Borkan (@omarborkan), Layla Akil (@laylaakil) and Nelita Villezon (@nelita_v).

"Prince" Naseem Hamed, Badou Jack and Amir Khan.

Highlights of the evening included YouTuber Faze Sensei making his amateur boxing debut and Dubai-based Turkish heavyweight fighter Fatih Ulusoy outscoring Syria’s Junior Kabbani.

Overall, it was a night to remember with CEO of Badou Jack Promotions Amer Abdallah promising another fight night before the end of 2019.

Want to see more photos from the evening? Check them out here.

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