Across social media, fans have been a bit puzzled over Deji and Alex Wassabi’s beef. Especially with the new fight just being announced. As for some, it is the first time they are hearing about it. If you happen to fall into this category, don’t worry, we got you covered. The following article is a summarization of the pair’s beef. There is a whole lot to their feud, but here is everything you need to know.
The Origins: The First Fight.
The First Act: The Birth of YouTube Boxing.
“Alex Wassabi, I’m down to fight you. I’m down to fuck your face up” – Deji
The Second Act: A Disappointing Loss.
In August of that same year, we saw KSI and Logan Paul face off for the first time. During this event, the YouTube community saw some major upsets. The largest was with Jake Paul’s defeat against Deji in the co-main event. Following this massive loss, Deji for a second time voiced his desire to fight Wassabi.
The Third Act: Anger Arises.
“If we actually went to have a fight, I would actually make you my bitch.” – Deji, in his video.
At some point in 2018, Deji And Alex Wassabi privately sparred. Not much is known about this sparring match, but Miniminter and Randolph discuss it on the What’s Good Podcast.
The Fourth Act: The Road to Redemption.
On June 12th, 2021, the world was in complete shock over Deji’s loss to TikToker Vinnie Hacker in the Social Gloves: Battle of the Platform event. Many in the community felt that Deji took shortcuts in his training, and it showed in his poor fight performance.
As a reaction to his loss, Deji posted a video titled see you soon”. In this video, Deji announced that he was going to be taking time away from social media to focus on boxing.
“I needed [to lose]. This [has] somewhat humbled me.” – Deji, in response to losing against Hacker.
Shortly after posting, Deji disappeared. After a period of four months, footage of Deji’s training surfaced online. This footage generated mixed reactions among fight fans. At this time, Wassabi took the opportunity to crack a few shots at Deji. He shared on Instagram that after four months of training, Deji “looks the EXACT same”.
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Eventually, Deji made an official return to YouTube when he posted a video titled “Redemption”. In this video, Deji sets high standards for his boxing return. He demonstrated in the video that he has been taking training seriously and is ready for redemption.
The Fifth Act: Looking for an Opponent.
Flash forward to November 11, 22, Alex Wassabi spoke on the possibility of fighting Deji on theSync podcast. “If I had to pick someone I wanna box, it’s Deji” he shared.
Following this, Deji uploaded a video titled “who am i fighting next”, where he reacted to rumors of his next fight. He again brought up the possibility of fighting Wassabi. In this video, Deji calls Wassabi a “waste man”.
Wassabi very quickly responded to Deji’s video. He posted on Twitter that someone needs to “humble” Deji. The following day, Wassabi posted a video teasing a potential fight between him and Deji.
The Future & Conclusion:
Today, Deji announced that he is fighting with Alex Wassabi in a video titled “Ready for War”. They will be fighting in the Wembley Arena on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.
This is definitely not the end of the two’s beef, we are destined to see loads of beef leading up to their fight.
Edit (12/12/22): Updated the article to include information regarding Deji and Wassabi sparing in 2018. Corrected grammar mistake.