AceShowbiz - Austin McBroom has no regrets for gathering a large crowd amid the coronavirus pandemic. Having shut down Rodeo Drive with hundreds of fans to hype up his upcoming fight with Bryce Hall, the YouTube personality bragged about it on social media.
On Sunday, May 30, the 29-year-old took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with some fans from the event. "Had to shut the city down before heading to Miami. Thank you to everyone for coming out and celebrating early. Wait till the next parade after I win on June 12th don't miss it," he wrote in the accompanying message.
Hours prior to that, Austin shared on Instagram a compilation video from the meetup. At one point, he was seen bringing a pinata with Bryce's face on it, which was later hung with a rope and then destroyed by his devotees. The clip also showed the crowd leaving the scene as police officers arrived. He captioned the footage, "Y'all already know who to put your money on June 12th."
The wild gathering took place on Saturday, May 29. Following the event, Beverly Hills police announced that the famed shopping street was closed for nearly 90 minutes from 4:50 to 6:16 P.M. between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. Cops also urged motorists to avoid the area.
Austin is set to box Bryce at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The two, however, were already caught in a brawl during a press conference earlier this month at Fred Segal in West Hollywood. It all started after the ex-boyfriend of Addison Rae charged at the former college basketball player while the latter was talking. Luckily, their teams were quick to separate them.
Austin made it clear that the tussle was not fake. "He out here trying to wrestle. We got a fight June 12 -- he's wrestling me! If he does that bulls**t on June 12, he's getting his a** knocked out. That's what's happening," he first told TMZ after the incident. "None of this s**t was staged. This s**t is real. He's getting knocked the f**k out."