YouTuber and boxer Austin McBroom is looking for redemption when he puts on his next boxing event at Crypto.com Arena in July … enlisting Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell and a former Lakers star to fight on the card.
TMZ Sports spoke with the social media superstar ahead his July 30 fight against AnEsonGib … and he’s dropping some major hints on the huge names involved.
Among those names include the former Steelers star, some high profile musicians and even a popular ex-NBA hooper … but aside from Bell, McBroom was tight-lipped on revealing who exactly he was talking about.
Of course, McBroom’s Social Gloves’ first attempt at the boxing game — the Battle of the Platforms — resulted in lawsuits and fighters claiming they didn’t get paid … but the 30-year-old says he’s learned his lesson and is ready to put on a hiccup-free show.
“This time around, we’re working with people who have been doing this for a while. We have a new team, new streaming partner, everything is new,” McBroom tells us. “Guys that are really experienced and I’ve been very blessed and fortunate to have another shot at this.”
“Everything in the past is behind us — no lawsuits, fighters are paid and we’re ready to do this thing the right way and put on a show how it was supposed to be put on the first time around.”
McBroom is hellbent on making this a great experience for everyone involved this time around — hoping to sell out the arena and sell around 300,000 Pay-Per-Views.
As for his own fight, McBroom says he’s expecting to make light work out of Gib … which he hopes will pave the way for a fight against Logan Paul‘s old opponent, KSI.
As for who Bell and the Laker will fight against … McBroom says to stay tuned.