For good or bad, influencer boxing at least has people talking about and tuning into actual boxing matches again. Sadly, fans won’t get to see social media stars Astrid Wett and Alexia Grace face off in the ring this weekend, since all their fighting (all five seconds of it) happened earlier this week.
Things took a shocking turn this week during the pre-fight face off when after the two OnlyFans models began to smack talk each other during. As seen in the footage below, Wett slaps Grace across the face, and like something out of the WWE, Grace lunges at her, lifting her up and then proceeding to bodyslam her through a table.
Well, unlike the WWE, this was real, and as a result of the fight and the injuries Wett sustained, their fight at Misfits Boxing 7 was cancelled.
These two influencers already had a big fallout at a Misfits Boxing 7 press conference back in May, and since then things have been heating up. Wett wanted to settle it in the ring but the boxing promoters didn’t set it up immediately. So Wett took the initiative, planning to stream their own face-off for free on YouTube.
At one press conference, Wett shoved Grace to the ground, and then at the weigh-ins, they both showed up in lingerie, hurling insults left and right. Wett even doused Grace with her drink. It’s been pretty wild!
“Wett Promotions is an absolute joke,” Grace posted to her Instagram Stories. “This isn’t the first time she’s instigated something before the fight.
“At the press conference while I was off guard she shoved me onto the floor, I’ve injured both my hip and head from her cheap shot yet there was 0 security today? I’m absolutely fuming, I came here for a fair fight and she’s done nothing but try to sabotage me time after time.”
‼️ Astrid Wett gets emotional as she addresses her fans following her fight getting cancelled 🥺😳 pic.twitter.com/mYmPR5PpBX
— IFN (@IfnBoxing) August 2, 2023
Wett posted a video days later, apologizing to her fans after it had been announced that the fight would be called off.
“Firstly, I want to apologize to everybody, I feel like I’ve let a lot of people down. You know, it takes a lot of hard work to put on these productions. Graphics, the designers, the cameramen, the sound guys, the coaches, the commentators, the producers, literally everything,” said Wett.
“And most importantly, you guys at home that helped make everything happen. I just can’t even describe how grateful I am for you lot. You know, before COVID I was working 40 hours a week doing massages just to cover my rent. And without you guys watching I wouldn’t be here today. So from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you.”