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Highlights: Salt Papi knocks out Josh Brueckner, Ryan Garcia and Sunny Edwards call on Papi to go pro

Should Salt Papi consider a pro boxing career? Both Sunny Edwards and Ryan Garcia have endorsed the idea.

Should Salt Papi consider a pro boxing career?
Should Salt Papi consider a pro boxing career?
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

One of the breakout — and some might say somewhat unexpected — stars of the “crossover boxing” scene has been Salt Papi, and we got to see why again today, as Papi knocked out Josh Brueckner with one counter left hand in round two.

Papi, a TikTok celebrity, also once again displayed a level of footwork, ability to control distance, hand speed, and timing that has simply set him apart. When you look at him, being honest, you do not see an “athlete,” but when you look at Josh Brueckner, you do, and, well:

After today’s KO, both Sunny Edwards and Ryan Garcia called on Salt Papi to consider going pro.

Edwards was calling for the Papi win early:

Once we got the finish, both Sunny and Ryan Garcia called for Salt Papi to go pro:

After his win, Papi said he wants to fight Jake Paul, but it seems more likely he’ll face a fellow named King Kenny. The two of them did an interview together after the bout and both expressed interest.

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