This fight had added significance with Jake Paul knowing a victory over AnEsonGib would give him the chance to go toe-to-toe with arch-enemy KSI.
Jake Paul versus AnEsonGib was a highly anticipated fight however the encounter was over within two minutes and twenty seconds.
The American, Paul, swung several hooks which had AnEsonGib - also known as Ali and Gib- reeling. Gib had stumbled on a few occasions before Paul's right hand punch caused the referee to intervene and end the fight.
Youtubers went to twitter to give their thoughts and vent their frustrations about the refs decision to end the fight so early.
Harry, who goes with the name Wroetoshaw, is a flat-mate of Ali's and simply wrote following his mate's loss:
Oh no— Harry (@wroetoshaw) January 31, 2020
British Youtubers Callux and Tobjizzle questioned the refs call to prematurely end the bout.
let gibbo go down, let him go to ground.— Lux (@Callux) January 31, 2020
nerves are there in round 1, he didn't go to ground
They didn’t look like knockdowns to me, honestly asking if I’m mistaken. What do you guys at home think?— Obito (@Tobjizzle) January 31, 2020
Theo Baker, another Briton who focuses his channel around football, was proud of his fellow counterpart.
Gib is everyone’s winner ♥️— Theo Baker (@theobaker_) January 31, 2020
Ethan Payne, part of the popular British group the Sidemen, and also boasting a channel with over 3.3 million subscribers, tweeted how proud he was of AnEsonGib.
Another big story in the YouTube boxing saga, fair play to Jake who managed to get the win.— Ethan Payne (@Behzinga) January 31, 2020
There will only ever be one 7 figure Gibber though, what an absolute pure lovely soul @AnEsonGib ❤️
Calfreezy expressed similar sentiments to Ethan, labelling the Brit still "his GOAT".
Yo shoutout my man @AnEsonGib he went from opening packs to a co-main with jake Paul on dazn.— Calfreezy (@Calfreezy) January 31, 2020
Gib still my goat 🤷♂️
Viddal Riley, a professional boxer by profession with 3 victories to his name - two by KOs - has helped train Gib for this fight and was full of praise for his fighter.
Thank you for all the support & just know I’m proud of everything @AnEsonGib achieved this camp. He may have lost in the ring but he has grown as a man and I’m nothing but proud of him, not only as a coach but as his brother.— VIDDAL. (@IsitRIL) January 31, 2020
Riley has also helped train KSI who beat Jake Paul's older brother Logan Paul on 10th November 2019. 23-year-old Jake has been eyeing up a fight with KSI in a bid to avenge his brother's loss.
Paul was clearly delighted with his first-round victory and had words with KSI post-fight in the ring, suggesting he is next.
This is fame not clout. VIEW THAT.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 31, 2020
However Deji, KSI's younger brother who fought Jake Paul before and lost, wants a rematch before the American takes on his family member.
Lemme fight Jake again, I promise I will finish him this time!— Deji (@Deji) January 31, 2020
We now await to see if a potential fight which would certainly draw in a huge viewership between Jake Paul and KSI can be arranged.