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KSI reveals why Jake Paul fight will be his last boxing match

Published: 22/May/2020 11:53

by Joe Craven

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Popular British YouTuber and rapper Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has revealed why a boxing match against Jake Paul, younger brother of Logan Paul, would constitute his final fight. 

KSI has, unlike the overwhelming majority of YouTube stars, transcended the platform and become widely known in mainstream culture. Not only a boxer, the rapper’s new album ‘Dissimulation’ has just been launched.

It was during an interview with BBC Sounds about his new album that the YouTube star shed some light on his reasons for fighting Jake Paul, and whether he will look to find a new opponent once the bout is over.

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KSI beat Logan Paul second time around, in November 2019.

Following discussion about his new album, the star then addressed the heavily-rumored fight with Jake Paul. After beating Jake’s older brother, Logan, across two fights, KSI has stated his intentions to fight Jake, following the American’s victories over Deji and AnEsonGib.

Asked by the show’s host why he needs to fight Jake Paul, KSI responded: “I don’t need it, but I want to, because I just need to humble him. I need to finish this whole thing off. Gib was meant to do it back in January, and unfortunately he failed, so I’m here to finish off this whole YouTube boxing thing.”

Despite being heavily anticipated, AnEsonGib’s fight with Jake Paul ended in the first round, with the American securing the TKO.

“Jake Paul’s the last person,” KSI continued. “He’s beaten my bro, he’s beaten one of my best mates, so it needs to happen. I can’t just duck him, I can’t just get away from him. I need to let him know who’s boss and who’s the king of this YouTube boxing.”

KSI confirmed that the fight will definitely take place, albeit probably not this year. He finished: “He will be the last one. You never know, but I don’t see there being anyone else.”

He agreed that the fight will be “personal” and stated that he genuinely dislikes both brothers. While certainly fuelled by vitriol for his opponents, KSI will be a strong favorite for the fight, thanks to his past record in boxing and significant size advantage.

The discussion surrounding the fight recently has been heating up, with Paul accusing KSI of “ducking” their match – though KSI said that he’s never even seen the ‘contract’ in question.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.