British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn was none-too-pleased with Daniella Hemsley’s x-rated post-fight celebration at a Kingpyn Boxing event over the weekend.
Hemsley, an Instagram influencer and OnlyFans model, was taking part in Kingpyn Boxing’s High Stakes Tournament on Saturday at Dublin’s 3Arena, squaring off with another social media star, Aleksandra Daniel, aka Ms. Danielka. Hemsley scored a unanimous decision win after five rounds of action, but it wasn’t her victory that caught the attention of fight fans around the world. Instead, it was her post-fight celebration where she notoriously lifted her top, flashing the live crowd.
In a matter of seconds, Hemsley went from relative nobody to viral sensation. But, of course, not everyone was thrilled with her northern exposure. Speaking to Boxing Social following the NSFW incident, Renowned boxing promoter Eddie Hearn suggested that Hemsley and other influencers are more focused on chasing clout than being role models for the next generation.
“The problem today is you want kids to have great role models. I have two daughters. When my daughters spent time or met Katie Taylor, it is the greatest thing that I could ever see. Them looking at a female who has achieved so much and shown them that anything’s possible. Even when everything’s stacked against you, anything’s possible.
“I think what we’re lacking in society at the moment is role models. And unfortunately, we now live in a world where role models, or influencers, are not necessarily doing things that the older generation, which I class myself as, or a parent, would want your kids to see. Or think is acceptable. Nothing to do with women. Nothing to do with men. You want your kids to behave in a certain way. That’s not a way you’d want your kids to behave, in my opinion. This is only my opinion, but we live in a f*cking mental world and unfortunately, clout is just being chased all over the place.”
🗣️ “UNFORTUNATELY, CLOUT IS BEING CHASED ALL OVER THE PLACE”
Following Daniella Hemsley’s x-rated celebration at Kingpyn’s Influencer boxing event, @EddieHearn believes society is currently lacking role models.
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) July 17, 2023
Hemsley is certainly not the first to go viral for showing a little skin in combat sports. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship standout Tai Emery famously flashed fans during last year’s BKFC Thailand 3 event following a first-round knockout against Rung-Arun Khunchai. Emery’s antics, like Hemsley’s, were heavily criticized, but as a great man once said, controversy creates cash.
Daniella Hemsley Apologized to Those Who Were Offended by Her Celebratory Stripping
Hemsley did offer up a half-hearted apology on social media following the post-fight moment.
“I DID IT! Ola definitely didn’t have a walk in the park (her words) but Big respect, that was true WAR,” Hemsley wrote on Instagram. “I also apologies 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.”
Hearn wasn’t the only prominent figure in the world of boxing to display his displeasure with Hemsley’s big reveal. The self-proclaimed greatest women’s boxer of all time, and Professional Fighters League prospect Claressa Shields had nothing nice to say about Hemsley’s bare-breasted bonanza.
Wow….. this is a step backwards for womens boxing. Stop this shit https://t.co/FEb7cSfMqP
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) July 15, 2023
Joining Shields on Twitter was WBO women’s welterweight world champion, who suggested that young kids who could be in the crowd should not be exposed to such sights.
Mess! Stop f#cking with boxing when there’s young kids that want to have someone to look up to this is not it! https://t.co/mjz2pk07nn
— Sandy Ryan (@sandyryan93) July 15, 2023