The trend of celebrity boxing keeps on gaining traction in Brazil. After one of its most famous YouTubers Whindersson Nunes made the move in 2022, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva fought Jake Paul in the same year, an accomplished e-sports athlete is now scheduled to have his debut later this year, too.
League of Legends champ to fight alongside fake Vin Diesel
Six-time League of Legends national champion Felipe ‘BrTT’ Goncalves is now scheduled to have his boxing debut at Fight Music Show 3 in August. According to the promotion’s official Twitter account, the gamer is expected to take on musician Caio Nog, who has been training for the match with UFC veteran Lucas Martins.
Interestingly enough, BrTT is expected to share the night with another celebrity boxing match that was recently announced by Fight Music Show. A bout between Brazilian idol and former double champion Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas and influencer Junior Duble, who rose to fame when he worked as Vin Diesel’s stunt double in the movie Fast Five, which was filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Both men have already started training
On his personal Instagram account, Nog shared a clip of a sparring session with UFC veteran and current BRAVE CF featherweight Lucas Martins.
On his official Twitter account, the League of Legends star confirmed the news, saying he has already signed the contract and is looking forward to the challenge. In the same post, BrTT also shared a clip of a brief sparring session.
“Yes, family. Those who know me know that I’m moved by challenges and this time is no different. After a really, really long time, it’s finally happening. I’ve signed the contract and we’ll be fighting at the next Fight Music Show, which is going to take place in Sao Paulo. I have waited a long time for this moment and I believe that so have you. The time to truly test myself has come. I’m counting on the support of all of you. Stay tuned because the train is coming.”
Fight Music Show is the promotion for Brazilian celebrity boxing
So far, Fight Music Show 3 does not have a confirmed date, but it is expected to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lately, the promotion has become a synonym for celebrity boxing, having held two other events that heavily focused on the gimmick to attract viewers.
At Fight Music Show 2, in September 2022, Acelino Freitas took on MMA veteran Jose ‘Pele’ Landi-Jons and won via first-round KO. On the same night, former UFC and current Bellator champion Cris Cyborg faced PFL vet Simone da Silva and scored a unanimous decision win. However, the card also featured Brazilian internet stars such as YouTubers Christian Figueiredo and Sergio Bertoluci.
In its first rendition, back in January 2022, Fight Music Show once again featured Acelino Freitas against YouTuber Whindersson Nunes in a fight that ended in a draw. UFC veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira beating fellow Octagon vet Leonardo Guimaraes by unanimous decision and Olympic boxer Esquiva Falcao TKO’ing former Big Brother Brazil contestant Yuri Fernandes.
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