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KSI stunned as his “cringe” YouTube impersonator completely fools fans

Published: 29/Jan/2020 21:42

by Virginia Glaze

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Olajide “KSI” Olatunji is one of YouTube’s top personalities, known for his budding music career and current winning record as a professional boxer — but another YouTuber is using his fame for his own gain.

KSI has finally made his return to YouTube, following his split-decision boxing victory over rival Logan Paul and touring for his new song, “Down Like That.”

These exploits garnered the British content creator an ample amount of online buzz in 2019’s final months — so much so that a fellow YouTuber decided to impersonate him for a bizarre social experiment.

KSI, Instagram
YouTube star KSI took his highly-anticipated 2019 boxing rematch against Logan Paul.

KSI came across YouTuber “Pure O Juice’s” prank during a Reddit reaction video on January 29, where Juice physically transformed himself into the YouTube star, bandanna and all.

While KSI laughingly admitted that there were more than a few physical differences between them, the “cringe” didn’t truly begin until Juice took his costume out into the wild, where he even set up an impromptu live performance of “Down Like That.”

That’s not all: Juice even imitated KSI’s unique laugh, and brought it out while he was speaking to fans on the street.

“I’m actually cringing, man,” the boxer admitted after watching his impersonator ask bystanders for photos. “I’m cringing so much, bro. My toes have literally curled up inside my legs. Like, f**k me.”

While KSI wasn’t fooled at all by the YouTuber’s antics, quite a few bystanders seemed convinced it was really him, as evidenced by two young women who couldn’t wait to snap a picture with the undercover fake.

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Juice himself later explained that, while he roasted KSI multiple times throughout his 20-minute long video, he’s actually a fan of the YouTube star, and meant no disrespect with any of his lighthearted jabs.

Thus far, it seems that his practical joke has picked up in views — and while KSI may not have been a huge fan of the experiment, it seems that the YouTuber’s fame is prompting some hilarious commentary on his bombastic personality.

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Jake Paul KO’s Nate Robinson in just two rounds: recap

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 4:32

by Connor Bennett

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After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson finally stepped into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup, but Jake Paul dominated and wrapped it up early.

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight was a little different. He fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout, and it was a dominant performance.

Jake Paul done with YouTube
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Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

Jake Paul dominates Nate Robinson, Round 2 KO

Nate Robinson looked anxious right out of the gate, but it didn’t stop him from having an energetic start. He came in with his fists flying and tried to assert his dominance early on, although he looked a little clumsy at times.

Still, it wasn’t long before Jake Paul’s superior experience and skillset started to show. He dished out a series of calculated strikes and hugs to stop Nate in his tracks. It totally slowed down the momentum and even reversed it.

From that point onwards, Jake Paul was never in doubt. He downed Nate Robinson towards the end of the first round, but the former NBA star managed to get back on his feet and stay in the fight.

However, it didn’t last much longer. Jake Paul continued to dominate in the second round and sent Nate crashing down once again. He managed to get up one last time, but Jake Paul absolutely flattened him with an impressively powerful punch to knock him out and seal the deal.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else was in action on the card, it wasn’t full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack was in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr was an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

All in all, it was an impressive performance by Jake Paul. Of course, he was widely expected to win since he’s been in the game for longer than Nate Robinson.

Still, he moved and punched like a true professional, and has already set his sights on what’s next.