Viddal Riley (Part 2) on building his YouTube following, writing and producing his own music, and the importance of being authentic

The SportsAid Vault

15-02-2021 • 34 mins

The SportsAid Vault Podcast is kicking off in style with Viddal Riley, a professional cruiserweight boxer signed to Mayweather Promotions, joining us for a bumper double episode. Viddal was a SportsAid beneficiary and represented Team GB at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. He was a decorated amateur boxer with an impressive eight national titles and European silver to his name. Viddal has a huge social media presence with over 1.1 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. The 23-year-old, alongside his own boxing exploits, famously trained YouTube star KSI as he overcame Logan Paul in a rematch which generated huge pay-per-view numbers worldwide. Viddal, under the name RIL, also writes and produces his own rap music.

Viddal talks to us openly about....

  • Growth of his YouTube channel and social media following
  • Following passions outside of boxing to create right balance in life
  • Writing and producing his own music and launching clothing line
  • Importance of being authentic to build a loyal and devoted audience
  • Being a public figure and the challenges which come as a direct result
  • Years of consistent dedication to his craft which led to training KSI

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