Popular YouTuber Joe Weller has been under fire after it was claimed he was paid to lose a boxing sparring session against Jake Paul, but the British star has now responded.
Weller, who made his boxing debut against Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji, travelled to Paul’s residence for a sparring session that both YouTube stars agreed would make great content.
It was Paul who reigned victorious, hitting Weller with a well-timed body shot as the first round came to a close which left the Englishman unable to continue, sparking celebration from Paul’s vast entourage.
The fight has been widely criticized with Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem suggesting that he might have been paid to lose the fight and KSI questioned why Weller would walk into Paul’s ‘trap’ as well as featuring in a diss track aimed at himself.
Joe Weller responds to Keemstar and KSI
Eager to address the fake fight claims, Weller released a video on his YouTube channel stating that he did take a hard hit and wasn’t paid to lose.
“If someone was going to fake a boxing match, you’d do it with a convincing knockout punch,” he said. “Not something that just looks shit.”
KSI said in his reaction video that Weller should have simply ignored Paul’s request for sparring session but Weller believes that would have been “boring”.
He said: “That’s just boring. I liked the idea of going to his back garden and fucking going for it.
“Most people would have pussied out of that, but who gives a fuck.”
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Weller slams Deji and Jake Paul
Joe Weller feels that YouTube drama isn’t all what it’s made out to be.
Weller also had some choice words for KSI’s brother Oladeji ‘Deji’ Olatunji who also released a reaction video to the fight and mocked Weller for featuring in Paul’s diss track video.
He claimed that the drama between Paul and Deji – who fought on the same card as KSI’s fight with Logan Paul – wasn’t what it was made out to be.
“Jake said that him and Deji text – they sorted it all out after the fight,” Weller said. “All of this YouTube drama and diss tracks – it’s all for the cameras. It’s not as deep as it’s made out to be.”
Weller went on to criticize Paul, after he released his video a day before the pair had agreed to, but admitted he may have done the same thing if the tables were turned.
He also said that Paul manipulated the filming of the music video and placed it before the fight to make him look like “his bitch”.
Despite officially retiring from boxing in his version of the fight, Weller might well be interested in entering the ring again should the right opponent present themselves.