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Why is Nick Young fighting in 2022 boxing match? Former NBA player on fight card with Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell and YouTube stars

It has been an interesting few years for Nick Young. The former NBA star known as “Swaggy P” will be going from the basketball court to the boxing ring on July 30, when he takes on Blueface. They will be fighting inside Cyrpto.com Arena.

The fight will be a part of the “No More Talk” boxing card presented by Social Gloves. The main event will see Austin McBroom take on AnEsonGib, with NFL stars Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell fighting one another.

Young, 37, was drafted by the Washington Wizards in the 2007 NBA Draft. I have played with the team from 2007-2012 before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. After a quick stint with the 76ers, Young signed with the Lakers in 2013 spending four years with the team.

In 2017, Young joined the Warriors, helping Golden State win the 2018 NBA Finals.

Young’s NBA career came to a close when he signed with the Nuggets in December 2018 and was waived just a couple of weeks later, appearing in just four games.

As far as how he sees a fight with Blueface going, Young is confident. Even with his lack of abilities from him in the ring, “Swaggy P” believes he has an edge over his opponent. He told TMZ he would beat him in the first round.

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“He’s a rapper,” Young said. “They’ve got to be in the studio all night. You’ve got to drink, you’ve got to smoke. We don’t do that type of stuff.”

Who is Blueface?

Born Johnathan Jamall Porter, Blueface is a rapper. The 25-year-old was born in Los Angeles and played football for Fayetteville State University. In 2017, he started rapping, and in 2018 he released “Famous Cryp.”

His most successful single to date was a remix of his song “Thotiana” in 2019, featuring Cardi B and YG. It ended up peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Blueface’s first studio album, “Find the Beat”, was released in 2020.

In June 2021, Blueface signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. He beat TikToker Kane Trujillo in an exhibition bout via unanimous decision.

Nick Young’s net worth: How much does Young make?

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Nick Young has a net worth of about $25 million. While with the Lakers, Young was playing under a $21.5 million contract.

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Nick Young’s career earnings

Per Spotrac, Young made about $1,491,240 when he first started with the Wizards during the 2007-2008 season. When he signed with the 76ers for the 2011-2012 season, he earned $2,630,503.

During the 2013-2014 season, when he first signed with the Lakers, Young’s salary was $1,06,942. It increased from that to $4,994,420, $5,219,169, and $5,443,918. As a member of the Warriors, “Swaggy P” made around $5,192,000. In his last year in the NBA, Young made $311,070.

Nick Young’s career stats

Per Basketball Reference, Young played in 720 games. He averaged 11.4 points per game, with his highest mark at 17.9 in 2013-2014. Young’s field goal percentage was .418.

Nick Young vs. Blueface fight purse, prize money

The fight purse for Nick Young vs. Blueface has yet to be released. The Sporting News will be providing updates as more information is revealed.

When is Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib?

  • Date: Saturday, July 30
  • Undercard: 9 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 11 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 1 a.m. ET (approximately)

Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib takes place on July 30. The prelims begin at 9 pm ET and the main card starts at 11 pm ET.

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How to watch Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib

Fans can watch Social Gloves: No More Talk on SocialGloves.tv and all pay-per-view formats.

Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib PPV price: How much does the card cost?

You can purchase the event for $39.99 across all platforms.

How much do tickets for Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib cost?

Tickets for the event start at $55, per TicketSmarter.

Prices then range from $65, $95, $130, $180, $200, $300, $400, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1,000, $1,200, $1,400, $1,500, and $1,600

Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib fight card

  • Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib
  • Adrian Peterson vs. Le’Veon Bell – Battle of the Running Backs
  • Swaggy P vs. Blueface – Battle of LA
  • Landon McBroom vs. Adam Saleh – West Coast vs. East Coast
  • Cory Whartonvs. Chase Demoor – Battle of the Reality Stars

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