Adam Saleh has sent a warning to Manchester United legend Patrice Evra ahead of the Frenchman’s first-ever boxing match.
Evra, 40, takes on the YouTube star at the O2 Arena on April 30. Their match is on the undercard of Martyn Ford’s massive battle against ‘Iranian Hulk’ Sajad Gharibi. Also featuring on the card is former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
In contrast to the Frenchman’s inexperience, Patrice Evra’s unlikely opponent has previously fought in the ring.
Evra vs Saleh
Away from vlogging, Saleh has tried his hand at boxing. His record currently stands at two wins and one draw. In addition, Saleh fought in amateur circles and in street boxing matches, undoubtedly giving him extra experience.
His small stature (5ft 6in) and low weight make it difficult for Saleh to find an opponent in official fights. Patrice Evra has a height advantage over the YouTuber.
“Massive respect to all the boxers around the world,” he wrote. “I’m coming into the boxing world with humility, respect & excitement for the sport! Ready to learn.”
Evra’s opponent, however, has warned that he will end the Frenchman’s career after one fight.
Adam Saleh sends threat to Patrice Evra
Speaking to The Sun, Adam Saleh has threatened to finish the Patrice Evra boxing journey.
“They showed like four or five opponents to Patrice Evra, and I was one of them,” explained the YouTuber (quotes via Daily Star).
“Him and his PR team chose me, and they made a mistake. He’s starting his boxing career – but I’m about to end his boxing career.”
Saleh claimed that Evra’s camp expect a win for the former Man United player.
“They truly believe that he can knock me out. That’s what they told me through the phone: ‘Are you ready for Patrice Evra to knock you out’.
“But you know, I’m just happy and grateful to share the ring with a football legend from Manchester United, who was teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo.”
The YouTube star then stated his case for being the website’s best boxing talent. Several famous online stars from the platform have switched their focus to boxing.
“I think I am the most skilful and technically best YouTube boxer in the world right now.”
Fans will have to wait until the end of April to see if Adam Saleh can back up his fighting talk.
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