Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young and rapper Blueface will face off in a celebrity boxing match on Saturday, July 30. According to TMZ Sports, Young and Blueface will be part of the Social Gloves event at the newly named Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles.
The fight was announced on Friday, with Young writing in a post on Instagram: “It’s official!!! Battle OF LA is going down! The Super Crip Vs Sr SWAGGY.”
Blueface also shared the official flyer on Instagram with the caption “30th in the middle of the bracket [smiling face with devil horns emoji.]”
The fight can be viewed on pay-per-view and SocialGloves.TV.
Young spent five of his 12 NBA seasons calling Crypto.com Arena home when it was still known as the Staples Center. He spent part of a season with the Los Angeles Clippers and four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 37-year-old NBA star spent his time in the NBA from 2007 to 2019.
The 25-year-old blueface, who, like Young, is also from Los Angeles, has some fighting experience. The rapper signed with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship last year (2021) and defeated TikTok star Kane Trujillo by unanimous decision in a three-round gloved amateur fight in July 2021.
Aside from Young vs. Blueface, the headline fight will clash with YouTubers Austin McBroom and AnEsonGib, in addition to a fight from former Pittsburgh Steelers star running back LeVeon Bell, whose opponent has not yet been named.
Below are some hilarious Twitter reactions about the upcoming Young vs. Blueface duel:
“Seriously, why is this happening? Nick Young isn’t really known for anything other than playing for the Lakers. Is BlueFace trying to get a black eye on top of that? Blue chip gansta getting busted!!!!!!” said Twitter user @Savantche.
Seriously, why is this happening? Nick Young isn’t really known for anything other than playing for the Lakers. Is BlueFace trying to get a black eye on top of that? Blue Chip Gansta Gets Wrecked!!!!!!
— Cameron Cuarisma (@Savantche) June 11, 2022
Nick Young Finn fights Blueface ?? That turned out funny lol
— Kev (@2ManyLsman) June 10, 2022
Nick Young vs Blueface? It’s just 2 niggas slapboxing in a high school toilet
— Domestic activities (@_cwadee) June 11, 2022
“I like that… But I don’t know anything about Nick Young’s background, and if he has zero experience, it’s a short time to gain anything,” said @WadePlem.
I like that.. But I don’t know anything about Nick Young’s background and if he has zero experience it’s a short time to gather anything https://t.co/HQOq9GuNwW
— Wade Plem (@WadePlem) June 10, 2022
Nick Young: pic.twitter.com/iMJ34Cj6jA
— Hassan Hirsi 🇸🇴 (@TherealHassanO) June 10, 2022