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The advent of YouTube boxing has provided its fair share of dramatic moments in recent years, but nothing quite like Nathan 'Dad' Barnatt's 22-second knockout of Matt Watson on Saturday night.
Taking place on the undercard of the Creator Clash event, it was one of the fastest knockouts recorded at a white collar event of this nature, where 26-year-old Watson was hit with a barrage of punches.
Despite being 15 years his senior, Barnatt got the early stoppage in dominant fashion, with the referee calling the fight after just 22 seconds.
Both men have impressive followings on YouTube, with Barnatt currently sitting on over 340,000 subscribes, while Watson, better known as 'SuperMega', is almost at the 1 million milestone.
Creator Clash was the brainchild of YouTube sensation iDubbbz, who's 'Content Cop' series made him a star on the platform in the mid-2010s.
These 2 deserve all the credit in the world! @AnisaTheGreasy @Idubbbz What an amazing event and competition. All goes to show, if you put your heart and mind to something, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish! #creatorclash pic.twitter.com/UqFgSHX1Ow— Dr. Mike Varshavski (@RealDoctorMike) May 15, 2022
iDubbbz, whose real name is Ian Carter, also headlined Saturday night's event at Tampa's Yuengling Center, ultimately losing on points to 'Doctor Mike'.
Other notable victors on the night included Hundar of Muscle Party and Michael Reeves - who both earned stoppages.
As for Watson, he took his humbling loss in good spirits, Tweeting: “Not the first time I’ve lasted 22 seconds," in the immediate aftermath.
Meanwhile. clearly pumped after his stunning victory, Barnatt also took to Twitter to call out the current king of YouTube boxing, Jake Paul.
The 25-year-old, who has already beaten MMA champions Ben Askren and Tyrone Woodley, was scheduled to face Tommy Fury - but the Brit pulled out of their December bout with an injury.
“Twenty two seconds! Faster win than Jake Paul. Dad can’t be stopped. Come on troll boy," Barnatt joked on Twitter.
With UK YouTube superstar KSI also announcing his return to the ring later this year, it appears the popular pastime of YouTube boxing has been revived once again.
KSI vs Jake Paul is generally regarded as the biggest YouTube match-up that can be made at the moment - both from a financial and viewership standpoint.
Both men, whose main channels have a combined 43 million subscribers, are unbeaten in their respective bouts, with KSI, also known as JJ Olatunji, beating Logan Paul (Jake's older brother) in his last official fight.
However, with Jake rumoured to be considering a bout with former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, its unclear whether he will be willing to step back down to YouTube boxing - as the former Disney star appears to have lofty ambitions in the professional ranks.
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