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KSI and Logan Paul hurl insults & predict KOs at press conference

Published: 14/Sep/2019 21:33 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 22:20

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are set to touch gloves on November 9 in the internet’s most anticipated boxing rematch yet – and their September 14 press conference further solidified one of YouTube’s biggest rivalries to date.

The KSI vs Logan Paul 2 press conference took place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on September 14, courtesy of sports streaming platform DAZN via YouTube.

While the entire internet knows both KSI and Logan Paul are fiending to throw down, they aren’t the only ones making big claims ahead of their rematch: Paul’s trainer, two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs, also had some trash talk to sling ahead of their bout.

KSI, Twitter

The trainers talk trash

When given a chance to speak on the upcoming fight, Briggs claimed that Paul is “more prepared than any man ever,” claiming that “Logan Paul is gonna knock that man out cold.”

Briggs’ sentiments were echoed by KSI’s trainer, Viddal Riley, who simply claimed there is “a knock out coming for KSI on November 9” in response to Briggs’ taunts.

Logan Paul brings up a family feud

The attention quickly turned to the fighters, themselves, with Logan Paul getting the first chance to speak as the hometown hero – an opportunity he took to bring up KSI’s feud with his little brother, Deji Olatunji.

“Where’s Deji at?” Paul asked. “Where’s your family at, JJ? …Mine’s right here. I got a message for them… Mr. and Mrs. KSI, thank you. I fucking love you for giving me the opportunity to beat the shit out of your asshole son.”

Logan Paul, InstagramLogan Paul paced across the stage during the press conference, making sure to bring up KSI’s feud with his little brother, Deji.

KSI hits back

Although it seemed like KSI took the verbal thrashing sitting down (quite literally, as the YouTuber didn’t seem to want to get out of his chair), he returned the trash talk in kind, bringing Paul’s mother into their battle after the tow-headed YouTuber chanted, “JJ has no dick.”

“Go ask your mom, she’s right there – how’s my dick?” KSI retorted, laughing when she answered “No.”

“You weren’t saying that last night,” he continued. “How is your mom here and not your dad?”

KSI, InstagramKSI seemed fairly cool and collected during the press conference, even refusing to rise from his chair to meet Logan Paul’s taunts.

KSI calls out Jake Paul

KSI didn’t stick to insulting Logan Paul: the British internet star likewise called out Jake Paul, who uploaded a video accusing KSI of kicking him from the rematch undercard.

“Jake, youre a fucking crybaby man,” KSI said of the video. “I want you to fight, but I want you to fight someone who actually makes fucking sense. No one wants to watch you fight Soulja Boy.”

KSI & Logan Paul speak on the press conference

In regards to their rematch on November 9, both YouTubers predicted a round one knockout – but neither seemed fully satisfied with the press conference, with Paul calling the meeting “disappointing.”

“What the fuck was that?” Paul said of the conference. “He gave me nothing. I saw the fear in his eyes – he had nothing to say. The man’s defeated already.”

“This is gonna be a walk in the park, man,” KSI echoed. “I don’t care about [home turf advantage]. It’s a ring at the end of the day, and I know what I’m gonna do.”

KSI vs Logan Paul, YouTubeLogan Paul and KSI will throw down on November 9 to finally settle their beef.

KSI & Logan Paul predict Round 1 KOs

KSI and Logan Paul will meet again at the Staples Center in just two month’s time, and with the two evenly matched in terms of height and weight, the results of their upcoming rematch could be close: but a Twitter poll from DAZN shows that audiences overwhelmingly favor KSI’s chances in the ring.

With their fight going pro, both YouTubers are foregoing headgear, cannot be saved by the bell, and have no standing 8 count or 3 knockdown rule – making the bout a no-holds-barred grudge match that fans and critics alike can’t wait to see.

DAZN, YouTube

Stay tuned to Dexerto.com for more information as things heat up for one of the net’s most heated rivalries thus far.


Joe Rogan questions Kanye’s “calling to be leader of the free world”

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:09

by Bill Cooney


Kanye West sat down for one of the most anticipated interviews of the year on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he explained why he’s got a “calling to be the leader of the free world.”

Kanye West is most known for being a famous rapper and entrepreneureur, but the musician is also a top-level fashion designer, architect, and, of course, a 2020 presidential candidate.

While he first announced his political ambitions at the 2015 MTV Awards, West has now revealed that it actually started while he was in deep thought during a shower.

“It hit me in the shower, and when I first thought of it I just started like, laughing to myself,” Kanye said. “Some people in the music industry, some tech elites, they just took it as a joke. I remember running into Oprah like two days after that and she’s like ‘you don’t want to be president.’”

Timestamp at 3:59 for mobile viewers.

According to the rapper, despite Oprah’s doubts, the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election further encouraged him to pursue the highest office in the land as a political outsider.

“I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world,” Kanye told Rogan, dead serious. “If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor [of California] first, then that’s fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world.”

Rogan was definitely intrigued by what Ye referred to as his “calling,” but thoroughly questioned what the star would really change or be different than politicians before him.

“So when you say this, when you say your calling is to be the leader of the free world, what does that mean to you?” the host replied. “What would be different about the way you would handle things if that’s your plan, why is that your calling? Like, what would you do as the leader of the free world?”

Kanye West/Twitter
Kanye might not be on the ballot in every state, but that’s not going to stop him from running.

“There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” Kanye argued back, in one of his more memorable quotes from the show. “I manifest, I see things, I’m a great leader because I listen, and I’m empathetic, I feel the entire Earth, and I feel us as a species, as the human race.”

The interview is a marathon at just under three hours long all stemming from this initial exchange, so if you want to hear the Yeezy founder talk all about his plans, ideas, and visions for the future, all along with what he would do as the leader of the free world, there is plenty here to go off of.

After initially canceling the interview because a member of his staff fell ill, Rogan and West managed to reschedule and it’s a good thing they did because after watching this, it definitely feels like we’ve been granted a very rare look inside the mind of Kanye like never before.