Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul called out FaZe's Ricky Banks during a vlog on December 9, officially challenging him to a boxing match ahead of the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch in 2019.
While Banks appeared to entertain the idea (hinted at by a response Tweet posted shortly after Paul’s vlog went live), others YouTubers aren’t so certain that their boxing match will actually come to fruition.
Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem expressed some doubt as to the actual possibility of the bout, revealing that Paul hopes to throw down with Banks within a three month timespan.
KEEM felt that giving Banks a mere three months to train for the fight would put him at a major disadvantage against Paul - who has been training since his fight against Deji earlier this year.
“Jake is trying to pull a fast one,” KEEMSTAR said of the news. “He’s been training nonstop in secret, getting ready to challenge Ricky, only to give him three months to get ready for a fight. That’s ridiculously unfair.”
Jake's older brother, Logan Paul, had backed up these claims on an episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast prior to KEEMSTAR’s comments over the matter, alleging that Jake has been sparring everyday - although no one knows what the YouTube star is training for.
Additionally, KEEMSTAR claimed that Banks is seriously considering a fight with Paul, despite his ambivalent Twitter poll to the contrary. While he has yet to make a concrete decision on the matter, Paul is raring to go - and reportedly has the smoke to back up his challenge.