YouTube star KSI has made a surprising prediction for his rival, Jake Paul, ahead of his upcoming boxing match against former UFC champ Tyron Woodley — although it’s not exactly the high praise it seems to be.
KSI is one of Britain’s biggest influencers, and arguably, one of the biggest in the entire world. The YouTuber is also a budding pro boxer and an accomplished music artist, with his latest album debuting at #1 on the UK Official Charts.
Following his famed rivalry with YouTuber Logan Paul, it seems that he’s got a new rival in his sights in Jake Paul, who has repeatedly accused the British content creator of “ducking” a match with him.
Unfortunately, KSI’s music career is keeping him too busy for a fight at the moment… but that isn’t stopping him from throwing shade before they finally throw down in the ring someday.
When asked about Paul’s upcoming match against five-time UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley — Jake’s fourth professional boxing match thus far — KSI had a surprising (and super shady) response.
“I think Jake Paul’s gonna win,” KSI answered. “Because every time I’ve said Jake Paul’s gonna lose, he wins. Same thing happens with crypto. I go, I’m feeling bullish, and then it tanks.”
“Jake Paul’s gonna win,” he continued. “He’s gonna absolutely destroy Tyron Woodley.”
However, when it comes down to if he really wants Jake to win or not, KSI is decidedly against his opponent seeing another victory after his previous wins against former professional athletes and fellow content creators.
“Do you think I want him to win?” KSI asked facetiously. “I haven’t wanted him to win for years, and he keeps winning, so at this point it’s like, alright, calm. Do your thing, innit? Do your thing, you’re in your element. You’re in your moment.”
It seems like there’s little love lost between these two YouTuber-boxers — but whether or not Jake will actually come out on top remains to be seen.
Jake Paul is set to face off with Tyron Woodley on August 29 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.