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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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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.