Boxer Daniella Hemsley Barred From Final For Celebratory Top Lift
Boxer Daniella Hemsley barred from final for celebratory top lifthas been excluded from the much-anticipated Kingpyn Boxing final this week following a sensational incident that unfolded during her recent victory. The OnlyFans model, who secured her first boxing triumph over the weekend, will not be allowed to participate in the finals due to her actions during the match.
According to a statement released by Kingpyn, the organizers expressed regret over the incident and acknowledged that it might have offended some viewers.
As we strive to bring fans the best influencer boxing events possible, we accept that Saturday’s post-fightincident may have offended some viewers and appreciate that this incident didn’t meet the standards expected from Kingpyn fight nights.- Statement Released by Kingpyn
The organization further offered an apology to those who were upset during the live broadcast and confirmed that the fighter involved in the incident would not take part in the Final event.
During the intense match held on Saturday (15 July), Daniella Hemsley engaged in a fierce battle with her opponent, Ms. Danielka (also known as Aleksandra Ola Daniel). After several rounds of rigorous combat, Hemsley was declared the winner, celebrating her hard-earned victory. However, her exuberance took an unexpected turn as she lifted her black vest, inadvertently baring her chest on live television.
In response to the incident, Hemsley took to her Instagram to address the situation and apologize for any offense caused.
I DID IT! Ola definitely didn’t have a walk in the park (her words), but Big respect, that was true WAR! I also apologize to anyone who may have felt offended by my excitement, I did actually have tassels on but the sweat stuck them to my bra lol.- Daniella Hemsley on Instagram
Despite her attempt to clarify the situation, criticism continued to mount.
Prominent figures in the boxing world, including renowned promoter Eddie Hearn, voiced their concerns about the incident. Hearn expressed that actions like Hemsley's could undermine the years of progress achieved in women's sports.
He highlighted the responsibility of influencers and role models to set a positive example for younger generations, lamenting that such incidents do not align with the values that should be promoted.
Another accomplished boxer, Sameenah Toussaint, who previously competed in the Commonwealth Games and now trains with Team GB, also weighed in on the matter. Toussaint emphasized the importance of having positive influences rather than mere influencers in sports.
We need positive influences - not influencers. They're meant to be looking up to these boxers in the ring. What they stand for isn't what should be showcased.- Sameenah Toussaint
In response to the growing criticism, Hemsley defended her actions, asserting that she had received permission from the promoter before the bout to perform her celebration. Speaking to Alpha Plug in a post-fight interview, she explained:
I got approval from the promoter, and I was only going to do it if I won, and I did and I got over-excited, and yeah, why not?- Daniella Hemsley
The incident has sparked a broader conversation within the sports community regarding the influence of social media and the behavior of influencers in sports events. As discussions continue, Kingpyn and other organizations may reevaluate their policies on fighter conduct during and after matches to maintain the integrity and sportsmanship of their events.
While the controversy surrounding Daniella Hemsley's celebration remains a focal point, it also serves as a reminder of the responsibilities that athletes, particularly influencers, hold as representatives of their sports and role models to younger audiences. As the boxing community grapples with this incident, the focus remains on preserving the spirit of competition and sportsmanship while embracing the influence of modern media platforms.