In an unexpected twist of events, world-renowned singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has extended a playful boxing challenge to fellow musician and friend, Lewis Capaldi. The amusing proposition came to light at a Misfit's Boxing event, during the highly anticipated super-lightweight fight between Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron.
Sheeran's Light-Hearted Boxing Challenge
The jest was first targeted at Sheeran's father, but when pushed to name another artist he'd like to spar with in the ring, Sheeran called out Capaldi. Speaking directly to the camera, Sheeran humorously addressed Capaldi, even resorting to profanity in a light-hearted manner. The jesting nature of the call-out made it evident that Sheeran's challenge was far from serious.
Social Media Reacts to Sheeran's Challenge
The proposition immediately sent ripples through social media, particularly on the platform formerly known as Twitter. Fans found the idea of a friendly boxing match between the two music moguls highly amusing, with some even expressing their eagerness to witness such a spectacle.
Capaldi's Recent Feat
The jovial jab from Sheeran follows a significant achievement in Capaldi's career. The Scottish singer-songwriter recently toppled Sheeran's track 'Shape Of You' from its position as the UK's most-streamed song of all time. Capaldi's 2018 single 'Someone You Loved' now holds that distinction. Following this accomplishment, Capaldi humorously addressed other successful artists, including The Beatles and Michael Jackson, stating that he had to 'take this one.' He also playfully told Sheeran that 'nice guys finish last.'