Salt Papi looks unrecognisable after stunning body transformation down to 165 pounds | The Sun

YOUTUBE boxing sensation Salt Papi looks unrecognisable after his dramatic weight loss transformation.

The boxer has lost 165lbs since he began his boxing career in 2022.

Papi rose to fame by making TikTok skits during Covid lockdown.

His name is a play on SaltBae, and he would often post budget versions of the steak salesman's video on his page.

When exploring British takeaways, he would imitate the Turkish chef's famous technique of pouring salt from above his shoulder with a twist.

The videos allowed him to slowly build his social media following until he had over 4.2million followers on TikTok and a total 125.8 million likes across all of his videos.


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His life changed dramatically when he fought Hamad Khan in March 2022.

Boxing slowly became Papi's passion, and it saw him lose a whopping 165lbs.

After beating Khan, he then took part in KSI's boxing event and faced Andy Warski on August 27.

Salt Papi knocked out Warski – who was making his debut – inside 15 seconds at the O2 Arena.

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This caught the eye of a fellow social media star, Logan Paul who within seconds of Salt Papi's win he tweeted: "Salt Papi vs Jake Paul."

Salt Papi also impressed Chris Eubank Jr who said: "The guy went to sleep, incredible.

"If you look at him, he looks like he works a nine-to-five at a cheese factory, so to see him come out there, moonwalk, dance, lick his lips and then knock a guy out, that's box office right there."

He knocked out Josh Brueckner in January 2023.

And far from looking like he does a "nine-to-five at a cheese factory" as Eubank said, he now looks unrecognisably slim.

But he will be looking to bounce back from his last time out in the ring, when he lost to Anthony Taylor, a professional boxer who had previously fought Tommy Fury.

Papi had made considerable waves in the YouTube boxing sphere, and actually went into the fight as a slight favourite.

However, Taylor's experience proved to be too much.

Papi will be hoping his slimmed down physique will lead to even better performances the next time he enters the ring.

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