A SHOCKING backstage brawl marred the latest Misfits boxing event as security were forced to jump in.
York Hall was the venue for yesterday’s Misfits 11 show – but the most fiery action of the night was reserved for behind-the-scenes.
The scary scenes erupted after social media star Ed Matthews, 21, got into it with TikTok rival Ben Williams.
The two influencers have been in a war of words since the summer, and they had to be pulled apart after trading blows in the East End on Friday.
The two men, who both had huge entourages, came face-to-face in the backstage area of the iconic York Hall.
But after a few verbals, they then began tussling as a security guard and others tried to intervene.
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The dramatic scene then erupted as the rivals began grappling, with Williams getting on top and swinging punches at both Matthews and another unknown person.
Fortunately more security arrived on the scene to eventually break up the chaos as they pulled each fighter away after the bad blood spilled over between the online foes.
They were then reportedly both ejected from the building as they look to be edging closer to settling their differences in the ring.
Matthews is a social media star that primarily posts videos on TikTok and YouTube and is known for his collaborations with other content creators such as Hstikkytokky, and his feuds with Simple Simon and Astrid Wett.
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He previously had a rivalry with Simple Simon – real name Simon Colbran – that led to a boxing match between them.
Matthews fought against fellow TikToker Simple Simon in London on July 16, 2022 and he knocked out his enemy in just 48 seconds, with the pair since burying the hatchet.
But he suffered defeat in his next bout when rapper Blueface beat Matthews by stoppage in their Kingpyn boxing clash.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Dubliner Williams has become one of the most recognisable Irish faces on social media and has almost 500k TikTok followers.
He defeated Black Paddy back in July in his home city with a first round TKO in his first Kingpyn bout then set his sights on Matthews.
He told Sunday World previously: “He’s very big in the UK. He’s around the same age and weight as me.
“He boxed a big rapper called Blueface. I’m calling him out, he’s seen it, but he doesn’t want it at the moment. But if I keep putting enough pressure on him I reckon he’ll take it. He’s boxed twice, won one, lost one.
“He does live streams and lifestyle, he’s very well known. He wants me to box his best mate first, he’s 20 kilos heavier than me. He said if I beat him then he’ll box me.”