Eddie Hearn responds to backlash over KSI vs Logan Paul 2

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are set to throw down in the boxing ring once more on November 9 – but not everyone is pleased with the rematch, which is taking social media beef to the next level by “going pro.”

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Unlike their initial bout in August 2018, the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch will not feature any other YouTube stars on its undercard: instead, only professional fighters will be throwing down at the event, including British pro boxer Billy Joe Saunders defending his world super middleweight title.

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Both KSI and Logan Paul are foregoing headgear, as well, giving their bout a major leg up – a development that boxing promoter Eddie Hearn claimed would help new faces see “the greatness of our sport.”

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However, not everyone is pleased with this change, with some fans of the pro boxing scene confused and upset that two YouTubers are being featured in a professional bout – but Hearn claims that the backlash isn’t bothering him, and even claims to love the controversy.

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“I love it,” Hearn said of the criticism. “In fact, it makes me really horny, the more stick I get. …just, I love it. I feel great. I mean, I love the fact that it winds people up. They’re so, sort of narrow-minded and unintelligent to see division.”

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KSI and Logan Paul may not be the only YouTubers fighting on the card, however: Team 10 co-founder Jake Paul has reportedly secured a professional boxing license to take part in the event, leading some fans to question if he’ll finally throw down with MMA fighter Dillon Danis to end their long-running beef.

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The highly-anticipated rematch will take place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on November 9, with live streaming provided by sports broadcasting site DAZN, rather than YouTube, itself.

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Although now on pre-sale, in-person tickets for the bout will go live on September 14 – the very same day as the fight’s press conference, which KSI claimed might take a different turn from their heated conference in 2018.

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With both Logan and Jake Paul hoping to pursue careers in professional fighting, their participation in a pro boxing card could mean a major change of pace for the YouTubers – and with just two months left before the rematch goes live, there’s no telling how YouTube’s highly anticipated rematch will pan out.

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