Social media gives boxers the opportunity to connect with their fans, spread the word on upcoming fights, and share the goings-on in their lives. They can also earn money through social media via product promotion and sponsored posts. With Elon Musk recently claiming that he wanted to remove all of the fake accounts on Twitter, Instagram could choose to follow suit and rid their platform of their fake followers. But which famous boxers would be the worst hit if they were to lose their fake followers?
Betway has analyzed the Instagram profiles of the most famous boxers using Hype Auditor, which runs socials audits using AI, and revealed the top 15 accounts with the highest amount of fake followers.
Floyd Mayweather JR would be the worst hit from a fake follower purge from Instagram with 12.7 million of his Instagram followers estimated to be fake. The Paul brothers also stand to lose a huge amount of followers, with Jake Paul having an estimated 8.8 million fake followers and Logan Paul estimated to have 6.2 million fake followers.
The full list ranked based on the highest amount of fake followers is as follows:
|Rank||Name||Total Following||% Fake Followers||Total Fake Followers|
|1||Floyd Mayweather JR||28,500,000||44.90%||12,796,500|
|14||Andy Ruiz JR||1,900,000||35.90%||682,100|
It’s worth noting that having fake or ‘bot’ followers, doesn’t necessarily mean that that celebrity paid for the follower boost. It just goes to show that you can’t believe any numbers that you see online. Fake followers are not equal to the fame of celebrities, but a lot of people may connect the number of their online following to their worth or popularity.
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