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Netflix will settle 15 years of Chestnut vs. Kobayashi with a live hot dog-eating contest

Takeru Kobayashi (L) and Joey Chestnut (R) competed during the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007. | Photo by Bobby Bank / WireImage

Netflix has scheduled Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef on September 2nd as another one of its live events, along with Christmas Day NFL games, WWE Monday Night Raw, and the delayed Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight.

A press release from Netflix takes the whole thing very seriously, quoting Kobayashi saying, “Retiring for me will only happen after I take him down one last time… Competing against Joey live on Netflix means fans all over the world can watch me knock him out.” Chestnut, meanwhile, says, “It’s time to give the people what they want!”

The competition will have extra intrigue because Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will both have to skip the annual July 4th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest that made their rivalry…

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