YouTube personality and boxer, Alex Stein, has had his upcoming fight with TikTok sensation Mo Deen cancelled following a disruptive press conference. The duo was set to face off in a Misfits Boxing event this weekend, Your Content has learned.
During the press conference, Stein took the stage and unexpectedly hurled sausages at his opponent, Mo Deen, exclaiming, “I brought you a little gift because I know you love hotdogs”, video posted on twitter. This gesture enraged Mo Deen, who, as a practicing Muslim, found the act offensive as pork is considered haram in Islam.
Security intervened to prevent any further escalation, but Stein continued to taunt his rival, stating, “You love pork, right?” The incident not only marred the press conference but also led to Misfits promptly removing Stein from the fight card.
Stein shared Misfits’ termination letter on his social media, where the organization cited the destruction of the press conference stage and the damage to its reputation as the reasons for canceling the fight.
However, there was confusion surrounding Stein’s explanation for the sausage-throwing incident. Initially claiming that they were “hotdogs” made from pork, he later backtracked, insisting they were “turkey dogs,” which are permissible for Muslims to consume if prepared according to Islamic guidelines.
Mo Deen expressed his disappointment on social media about the fight’s cancellation but supported Stein’s clarification that it was not pork that was thrown at him. He stated, “They found out it was not pork, it was chicken or whatever. So that’s calm. As long as it wasn’t (pork) it’s not that deep.”
This incident sheds light on the need for respect and sensitivity when dealing with religious beliefs and practices, particularly in high-profile events.
In addition to his boxing pursuits, Alex Stein is known for his right-wing YouTube content and is a supporter of former President Donald Trump. He gained fame through food challenges on YouTube and now hosts his own show, “Prime Time with Alex Stein,” on the American media network Blaze Media.