Midnight Mania! Video: 53-year-old influencer boxing weirdo pepper sprays opponent at weigh-ins then stabs him
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If, like me, you woke up today unaware of the name Charleston White, prepare for a serious education. Let’s start with the basics: White is a 53-year-old YouTuber, known for saying crazy s—t on the Internet. Naturally, White found his way to the Influencer Championship Boxing (ICB) promotion, scoring himself a title fight against Suede, a 22-year-old fashion blogger and fellow YouTube star that apparently does not see eye-to-eye with White. The two were supposed to settle their differences in the ring over the weekend.
The match never happened.
The video above shows why the match unrevealed or at least the genesis of the chaos. Suede shoved White, who was plenty prepared for the extracurricular display of violence. Immediately and with boxing gloves still on, he walked back to the center of the stage and pepper sprayed his opponent. White later released a video demonstrating that his robes also hid a taser!
“I could’ve tased you,” White exclaimed (via DailyStar) “… I came for the weigh-in, I didn’t come to be pushed around… Get your s—t together, boy. We going to box, or we going to fight? Because if we are going to fight, I’ve got a bunch of s—t.”
As it turns out, pepper spray and a taser were not all the tools in the White playbook. Later, Suede again walked up on White, trying to instigate more unsanctioned combat. This time, White smacked him on the head with a “pig poker,” a stainless steal knife that unfolds into a long stabbing device (I’m learning so much on the job tonight).
Brandishing the knife afterward seemed to keep Suede away, who was already bleeding from the top of his head. As a result of all the chaos, it seems that the two never actually made it into the ring.
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