YouTube star Deji Olatunji who goes by Deji to his 10.3 million YouTube subscribers, made his boxing debut against Jake Paul in 2018. Although he did not win the fight, he put up a valiant effort before losing in the fifth round.

Deji’s Social Media Hiatus


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He vowed to become a professional boxer after the match with fellow social media star Vinnie Hacker. Fans were rooting for the YouTuber and were convinced that he would win. However, Hacker surprisingly won, making it the first and only win for YouTubers vs TikTokers battle. 

Deji, discouraged about the result, referred to himself as a “failure” on social media. At the same time, his fellow competitors and other influencers, including older brother KSI, sent kind words to the YouTuber. He also uploaded a short video on YouTube saying that he was taking a break from social media. 

I don’t want to talk too much because actions speak louder than words, and I know what I need to do. I’m gonna be taking a break from social media, and I’m just gonna be working on myself because that’s what I need to do.

Expanding on his reason, he explained that he wanted to focus on his cardio because he did not want to stop boxing. He also clarified that he was happy, but this was just something he had to do for his future in boxing. He then thanked his supporters.


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Deji did not share how long his hiatus from social media was going to be, but in a recently leaked video from DramaAlert, it looks like Deji is making his return. 

Deji Making a Comeback

Keemstar, who runs the DramaAlert channel, updates fans on feuds, relationships, and drama concerning online personalities. He recently revealed on his channel that Deji, who was missing since announcing his hiatus, will be making his comeback soon. 

According to Keemstar, Deji has committed himself to another boxing event, and his opponent is Austin McBroom, known for the ACE Family YouTube vlog channel. Keemstar explained that it was going to be McBroom, according to his sources, but clarified it had not been confirmed yet. 

McBroom had previously fought against TikTok star Bryce Hall. He dominated the fight, earning a TKO. He also said he was “one-and-done” with his boxing career. 

Keemstar uploaded a video of Deji training on his Twitter and confirmed the video was taken a few days ago. Twitteratis were excited about the news and reacted with words of encouragement and support for Deji, stating he was already a good boxer, and with all the training, he was going to be undefeatable. 

But some people thought he should retire, given his poor performance during his fight with Hacker. Meanwhile, YouTuber Alex Wassabi, better known as Wassabi, questioned the veracity of Keemstar’s video. 

Alex claimed that despite the training, Deji still looked like he did before and added that the video was probably an old clip. 

So far, Deji has not commented. Therefore, it is uncertain if he is making a comeback.