More celebrity boxing is coming this summer with the popular recording artist and recurring celebrity boxer’s announcement on Thursday night (June 16). DDG (“Moonwalking in Calabasas”) returns to the ring to take on the Atlantic Records chart-topping and first-time celebrity boxer PnB rock (“Elfish”) on July 30 in Los Angeles, California at the Crypto.com Arena and pay-per-view.
“I said I wouldn’t get in the ring again unless it was another artist,” DDG tweeted on Twitter, with a promotional flyer featuring himself and PnB Rock. “LET’S GET IT!!!” Secure your tickets now.”
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The two hip-hop stars, presented by Social Golves Entertainment and Bash Boxing, will co-headline the upcoming boxing match between Los Angeles recording artist Blueface and NBA Champion-turned-podcaster Nick “Swaggy P” Young. The fight against PnB Rock marks DDG’s second celebrity boxing match with a decisive win over YouTuber Nate Wyatt in June 2021 at the Battle of the Platforms in Miami.
In its fight against PnB Rock, DDG hopes to bring about an end to the senseless gun violence in today’s hip-hop that has claimed the lives of so many prominent hip-hop stars in recent years. He encourages other artists to join celebrity boxing and settle their differences with their fists instead of resorting to gun violence.
In a follow-up tweet, DDG tweeted with purse emojis: “This shit is more than a boxing match, it’s a movement! Rappers put down the GUNS and put on the gloves. Ni**as kill for free out here when you can just knock it out for a BAG.
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PnB Rock has not commented on the upcoming fight as of press time.
DDG is expected to play headlining shows in Chicago, Atlanta and New York City in the run-up to the fight, with more show announcements in the pipeline.
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Tickets for DDG vs. PnB Rock are available now at AXIS.