Over the years, Justin Bieber he has made several appearances at boxing events. Therefore, he has been a somewhat common face for fans of the sport and interestingly enough, the Canadian knows how to box, albeit not professionally.
And it seems that The “Peaches” Singer’s Passion For Boxing Will No Longer Be Limited To Just Watching The Sport As A Spectator.
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According to the famous American screenwriter named Gregory Allen Howard said in an exclusive interview with Vegas Insider, that Bieber is taking secret boxing lessons.
He also discussed his desire to feature the 28-year-old Bieber in a Rocky-esque movie based on boxer Dmitry Salita that could introduce the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
Additionally, Howard made a surprising comment about the Canadian pop star by mentioning the YouTuber turned professional boxer, JakePaul.
Howard said, “From what I’ve seen of Justin Bieber, he has the talent and boxing ability to go from an entertainment setting to boxing; he has the ability to become the next Jake Paul.”
“I saw Justin train and he has skills. I’m not telling you he’s ready to be the world middleweight champion, but he’s not bad. The hard part in a boxing movie is moving like a boxer.”
“Justin Bieber was apparently taking some lessons, he was actually quite believable. There’s a little clip of him on YouTube or something. He is very credible as a boxer.”
While speaking with Vegas Insider, Howard also detailed Bieber’s role in the Rocky-esque movie.
He said, “We are trying to get Justin Bieber to play the character of Dmitriy. He was talking to his manager and his manager was going to be a producer on the movie. So we tried Justin, but it was a bit difficult at the time because he is in demand.”
“I came close to getting Morgan Freeman to play Jimmy O’ because the people at Morgan’s company loved the script.”
Who is Dmitry Salita?
Dmitriy Salita was born on April 4, 1982 in Ukraine and at the age of 9, together with his parents, he moved to New York, USA, to become a professional boxer.
Dmitriy has a spectacular record of 35-2-1. Of his 35 wins, 18 came by way of knockout.
He once fought the then WBA light welterweight champion, Amir Khanon December 5, 2009. However, he failed to beat him. His other loss was against Gabriel Bracero in 2013, which is also his last pro fight to date.
Dmitriy has had an illustrious boxing career, winning IBF International, WBA International and FMB Junior Welterweight World titles.
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It is sought that Bieber interpreter to Salita in his young version, but nothing is confirmed yet. However, since the news was leaked, the singer’s fans have been very excited on social networks, since there is a physical resemblance between Bieber and the now 40-year-old boxer.
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