In August 2018 KSI and Logan Paul fought one another in a pay-per-view boxing match streamed via YouTube, in what became the largest non-professional boxing fight of all time. The match ended controversially with a majority draw, 57-57.
There had originally been a rematch planned at an undetermined venue in the United States, but clashes over contracts and availability since the original fight have cast doubt on this.
Since then, KSI has put numerous YouTube videos up stating he is looking for a different opponent, and he now seems to have officially offered the fight to someone else: Logan’s younger brother, Jake Paul.
Jake, who beat KSI’s younger brother Deji Olatunji on the undercard in August, was called out on Twitter following a tweet from Logan Paul, who was speculating that KSI would “skurt the rematch”.
This prompted KSI to respond, arguing that Logan Paul had missed his chance for a rematch and that he would prefer to fight Jake, in order to “avenge my bro”.
You had your chance and you blew it fam 😂😂😂. Besides, your brother is popping WAY more than you. You ain’t got the juice like that no more. I’m the champion remember 😉. He deserves a shot. Plus I need to avenge my bro. Once I’m done with him, we can dance again... https://t.co/zxhSUUYkMn— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) March 9, 2019
The revelation comes amid long lasting speculation that the rematch will not take place, with KSI even suggesting he’d want to fight rapper Dax after the two had a heated exchange on social media.
Now, it appears to be confirmed that KSI is looking elsewhere for an opponent, going as far as to tweet Jake Paul by name, offering him the “main event” and asking Jake to prove that he is “trash” - in response to comments made by the American on the ‘Impaulsive’ podcast.
Anyway, @jakepaul you want the main event? You got it. Lets see how “trash” I really am...— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) March 9, 2019
The exchange has caused a large-scale Twitter dispute between Logan and KSI, with the two going on to swap personal insults on the social media platform. On top of the Twitter trade-offs, KSI appeared on the March 8 edition of YouTube news show ‘Drama Alert’ - talking to host Daniel ‘Keemstar’ Keem about the potential fight.
KSI said that “if he’s [Jake Paul] actually serious about wanting to fight me, then I’m down,” while Keemstar himself indicated that he would prefer to see Jake fight KSI as opposed to a rematch with Logan.
The situation is yet to reach an official conclusion, but stay tuned to Dexerto for the latest. What do you think? Who would you rather see KSI fight?