Sajad Gharibi, known as “Iranian Hulk” online, finally made his combat sports debut in a boxing match with a rival social media personality.
The 30-year-old has attracted a significant social media following for pictures of his physique and apparent feats of strength posted on his Instagram. Supposedly 6’2” and weighing 385 lbs, there has long been speculation online that Gharibi’s posts were often heavily edited.
“Iranian Hulk” has teased several moves into the world of combat sports, including being rumored to compete for Bare Knuckle FC back in 2019. Nothing ever materialized from that, but Gharbi went on to sign with celebrity boxing promotion Boxstar and was scheduled to fight with British actor Martyn Ford.
The pair met in a face-off in Dubai prior to the event, and Ford ended up sending the Iranian flying with a push once things got a little bit too close. Ford ultimately ended up pulling out of the fight due to concerns about Gharibi’s mental health.
Gharibi was subsequently called out by rival social media personality Djumanov Almat Bakhytovich, known online as “Kazakh Titan”. The pair can be seen squaring off in the ring in their respective boxing debuts below.
Twitter Reacts To The Iranian Hulk’s Boxing Debut
Given his popularity online, it’s no surprise that Twitter was quick to react to Gharibi’s lackluster first forray into combat sports.
After Ford had pulled out of their scheduled bout “Iranian Hulk” had insisted he’d still like to fight him after defeating Bakhytovich. It appears those plans may need to be put on hold for now given Gharibi’s performance against “Kazakh Titan”.
Do you think “Iranian Hulk” has any hope of a combat sports career after this debut?