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Will KSI and Logan Paul ever fight again? News and rumors for YouTube’s biggest boxing rematch

Published: 16/Jul/2019 14:31 Updated: 5/Aug/2019 10:23

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul have been teasing a boxing rematch ever since their 2018 draw, but will it actually happen? Here’s what we know so far. 

It’s been almost a year since Logan Paul and JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji contested a draw in their Boxing showdown. Since that August 2018 draw, fans have been clamoring to see the pair strap on their gloves and get back into the ring. Both parties have continually teased a second face-off, but nothing has come of it just yet.  

KSI has even opened up about the fact that he wasn’t able to ‘drop’ Logan in their first match-up – sparking further whispers about a future clash. So, here’s everything we know so far about a possible second fight. 

YOUTUBEThe pair contested a draw first time around.

Will KSI and Logan Paul fight again?

Despite all the rumors and trash talk, there has been no confirmed date for a second bout between Logan and KSI. The pair had seemingly been slated for a rematch in February 2019, with gambling websites taking bets for February 27. 

Yet, that came and went without anything happening. KSI stated that he wanted a rematch in May or the summertime, but as of yet, nothing has happened. 

The UK YouTube star has even slammed Paul for ‘dodging’ offers. Yet, Logan responded by telling TMZ: “I’m going to f***ing murder that dude bro, actual murder bro.”

BET365Bet365 was taking bets on the fight happening in February.
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Where would KSI and Logan Paul’s rematch take place?

From the get-go, the rumors surrounding the location for the second fight have centered around the United States, with Los Angeles and Las Vegas both touted as possible destinations.

KSI himself told BBC News that he’d love to see it happen in Dubai, but was almost resigned to making the cross-Atlantic trip. With the large majority of KSI’s audience being UK and European based, a West Coast face-off would likely play a factor in viewership considering the time difference.

A fight on the East Coast, somewhere like New York or Miami, would make that time difference a little easier for UK fans to contend with. 

However, Logan Paul has even told TMZ that the rematch between himself and KSI will take place in Los Angeles, with the venue being either the Staples Center or The Forum.

He said that the final details for the fight are being “ironed out” – meaning it could take place sooner than some expected. The YouTube star backed that up during his Challenger Games event, when he told heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs that he hoped to get back into the ring before the end of 2019, despite a gruesome hamstring injury. 

Despite that, KSI is still yearning for the fight to happen in London – specifically, at the O2 Arena. He tweeted: “If this fight doesn’t happen in the US by the end of the year, then let’s bring it back to the U.K. and fight at the O2 next year”

How to watch KSI vs Logan Paul

Like the last fight, any potential rematch would likely be streamed via YouTube’s pay-per-view system and an offshoot website set up for the match-up. 

That first bout was extremely lucrative as it racked up over 1.05 million pay-per-view buys worldwide with an estimated revenue of £8 million or $11 million. With the hype surrounding the rematch, it’s pretty possible that they even eclipse that number – despite likely taking place in the United States. 

YT: KSIvsLoganOver one million people dug into their pockets to watch KSI and Logan fight to a draw.

So, there you have it, everything we know so far about a potential rematch between KSI and Logan Paul.

There’s plenty still up in the air about if it will actually happen, but this post will continue to be updated as and when confirmed news rears its head.

This post was last updated on Monday, August 5 at 06:23 am EST. 

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.