Steve Willis Reaction

Steve Willis Reaction

Updated Sep 10, 2018 at 04:32PM EDT by Matt.

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Steve Willis Reaction refers to a series of jokes about boxing referee Steve Willis's facial expressions during the WBC Welterweight championship fight between Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia.

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On September 8th, 2018, Twitter [1] user @RaiderNationRaw tweeted a clip of Steve Willis breaking up the fight. Within two days, the tweet (shown below) received more than 55,000 retweets, 169,000 likes and 3.3 million views.


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More people posted about the fight and Willis's face while officiating. Twitter[2] user @mattarce104 tweeted, The refs face 😂 😯 #GarciaPorter #showtimeboxing." The tweet (shown below) received more than 16,000 retweeted, 48,000 likes and 1.16 million views in two days.




People responded to the video by praising the referee. Twitter[3] user @TomCraze tweeted (shown below, left), "Steve Willis is morphing into Ainsley Harriott right in front of our eyes."

Twitter[4] user @loudibella tweeted, "Love this. Steve Willis is terrific. He’s one of the best referees in the sport of #boxing and he loves what he does. His facial expressions and body language during a fight are priceless; still, he does his job as a consummate pro. #GarciaPorter #enjoyyourjoblikestevewillis." The tweet (shown below, center) received more than 85 retweets and 400 likes in 24 hours.

Throughout the day, people tweeted and shared their opinions about the ref.

On September 9th, the website Sport Bible[5] published a listicle about the reaction and response to it.


Steve Willis is morphing into Ainsley Harriott right in front of our eyes. Raw boii @RaiderNationRaw Hahaha my boy steve Willis!!! Show this thread Love this. Steve Willis is terrific. He's one of the best referees in the sport of #boxing and he loves what he does. His facial expressions and body language during a fight are priceless; still, he does his job as a consummate pro. #GarciaPorter #enjoyyourioblikestevewillis Behind The Gloves @BehindTheGloves Another top performance by referee Steve Willis! #garciaporter #enjoyyourjoblikestevewillis ta 07% Every time I watch a big match I'm looking for him to ref Good fight last night..a lot action Porter over Garcia! Waiting to see Canelo (my fav) vs GGG next weekend &I wanna see Porter vs Errol Spence. Both of those will be good matchups Raw boii @RaiderNationRaw Hahaha my boy steve Willis!!! Show this threac

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