Salt Papi is in the perfect form of his life proper now.
The 29-year-old – actual identify Nathaniel Bustamante – is about to struggle Slim Albaher on the undercard of KSI vs Tommy Fury at Manchester’s AO Area on Saturday night time.
Forward of the bout, Salt Papi has taken to social media to point out off his epic physique transformation after dropping a critical quantity of weight for his 165lb debut.
The social media star, who was born within the Philippines earlier than shifting to England as a youngster, began 2022 as a chubby junk meals lover who weighed 210lbs.
Regardless of that, he fortunately accepted a short-notice boxing debut towards comic Halal Ham and impressed everybody along with his abilities – a lot so folks speculated about him having expertise within the sport.
Salt Papi misplaced round 30lbs earlier than his subsequent struggle towards fellow web superstar Andy Warski who he viciously knocked out chilly to wow particular visitor commentator Chris Eubank Jr.
The TikToker determined to remain at 180lbs, although it meant carrying a bit of additional fats into fights with MMA veteran Josh Brueckner and Jake Paul’s sparring associate Anthony Taylor.
After knocking out Brueckner, Salt Papi suffered a surprising three-round resolution defeat towards Taylor that satisfied him to take his physique transformation to the subsequent degree.
The fan favorite has misplaced one other 20lbs and is now sporting abs forward of what’s arguably the hardest check of his brief profession within the sport.
Slim is a YouTuber who first tried his luck in boxing 4 years in the past.
The lanky 29-year-old has since received six consecutive bouts towards the likes of musician Tom Zanetti and one among KSI’s former opponents, Faze Temperrr.
Salt Papi must make a press release if he hopes to revive his status which as soon as noticed him mentioned amongst YouTube’s greatest boxers and had promoter Eddie Hearn wanting him to show skilled.
He has beforehand known as out Paul and KSI, who seem like on a collision course however want opponents to face whereas they attempt to come to phrases on a deal for his or her grudge match.
Salt Papi may get the decision to struggle one among them subsequent.
First, he’s acquired to get his profession again on monitor by beating Slim.
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