Jordan Simi’s quest to win back ex-girlfriend Sammy Robinson might actually be working.
The social media influencer will make his professional boxing debut at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday night when he fights former NRL star Justin Hodges on the blockbuster main event card headlined by Nikita Tszyu’s showdown with Ben Horn.
The Battle Of The Brothers: Watch as unbeaten Nikita Tszyu faces Ben Horn live on Wednesday 20 July from 7pm AEST on Kayo Sports. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >
Simi said right from the outset of the fight being made public that his entry into boxing was a desperate attempt to win his beauty influencer ex back.
His broken hearted pleas have made headlines in recent weeks — and it seems like his romantic displays in public may not have fallen on deaf ears.
Simi, 27, revealed to The Daily Telegraph on Monday Robinson had been invited to attend the event. He now says Robinson will be there to watch him when he steps into the ring.
“I spoke to her, the boys have spoken to her and got her and her friends coming,” Simi said.
“So it worked, it’s working. All I need to do is win the fight.”
Robinson, who has more than 660,000 followers on Instagram, yet to comment public on Simi’s lovestruck attempts at reconciliation.
The pair are reported to have dated for a few months before their separation in May.
Robinson had blocked Simi on Instagram and removed all photos of him from her feed.
Simi says his commitment to boxing has changed his lifestyle — and he hopes to prove to Robinson he is a changed man by stepping into the ring for the toughest challenge of his life.
“I’m fighting for love here. That’s why I’m doing this’,” he said previously.
“I thought, I need a fight so I can win and then look down the lens and say ‘Hey, I love you, take me back’.”
Hodges, meanwhile, has very different ideas and has vowed to knock Simi out cold when they trade punches on Wednesday.
Hodges labelled Simi a “Jake Paul wannabe” and said the YouTuber is about to be humiliated.
“I’m just gonna take my time and if he thinks I’m old and slow, it’s gonna look pretty bad for him when a 40-year-old knocks him out,” the former Bronco said.
Hodges has a lot on the line when he fights Simi after being linked to the richest fight of his career in a potential showdown with former NSW State of Origin adversary Paul Gallen.