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Midnight Mania! Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis draws over a million pay-per-view buys | Misfits Boxing

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Say what you will about influencer boxing — I’ll start: it’s boring! — but people are turning over their hard-earned cash to watch. According to a first report from Happy Punch, the latest Misfits Boxing event, headlined by Tommy Fury vs. KSI and co-headlined by Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis, drew roughly 1.3 million pay-per-view buys. The event took place over the weekend (Sat. Oct., 14, 2023), from Manchester, England.

Those buys came at a $20 price tag, but that’s still an impressive figure.

Let’s be frank: the co-headliner drove a lot of the traffic and likely a lot of the buys. The grudge match between Paul and Danis didn’t exactly deliver in terms of quality boxing action, but it certainly was ... interested! Paul pieced Danis up, who resorted to diving for takedowns and jumping guillotines without any success (highlights). Ultimately, Danis saved himself from a decisive decision loss by getting disqualified in the final round (unjustly?).

In the main event, Fury scraped past KSI, winning a tight decision even after losing a point. KSI was outraged after the event by the decision, but it doesn’t seem like a rematch is likely. Instead, Jake Paul may be facing KSI sooner than later given his newly planned return to the ring.

For those that did fork over $20 to watch the card, was it worth the price of admission?

Insomnia

Mike Perry really almost got a chance to get in the ring with Danis or Paul — imagine the blood bath.

In case you were wondering, Tito Ortiz’s movie is a well-crafted masterpiece, as we all expected.

An ultra slick back take:

Anecdote of the week: Most every Friday, we do live wall wrestling at Team Alpha Male. Winner stays in, and the round isn’t over until one athlete takes down the other and establishes control. I cannot tell you how many times over the years I’ve seen young, talented wrestlers take Darren Elkins down, fail to maintain control, take him down again, and then get reversed in the ensuing scramble. They walk away exhausted, and Elkins keeps on keepin’ on.

New Flyweight violence to start the new year:

Dan Henderson losing to one of the Paul brothers would send me into a depressive state.

Shoutout to Paul Felder for somehow taking an Edson Barboza wheel kick to the back of the head.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Both Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington scraps were a ton of fun.

Shifting combo or bad footwork? It’s a knockout either way!

Pretty much a perfect left hook counter to the right hand:

Random Land

Machinery.

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Mind Blowing Machines That Are At Another Level

♬ original sound - AMUSED

Midnight Music: Alt. rock, 1997

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