The bout between Logan Paul and KSI (back in August 2018) was dubbed the “biggest internet event in history”, with over 2.2 million concurrent viewers tuning into the white-collar event which generated an estimated revenue of $11 million.
With the original bout ending in a controversial draw, the rematch between the pair is primed and ready to take place in The Staples Center in Los Angeles, with ticket information and event details set to follow.
KSI retained the YouTube championship belt following a tied scorecard.
Prominent boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has decided to take-on the rematch after the pair have decided to turn professional, per reports from The Independent.
In a press conference on August 31, it was announced that Billy Joe Saunders will debut under new promoter Eddie Hearn on the undercard for the second contest between the two internet titans.
The undefeated super middleweight champion of the world will look to add another notch to his unbowed (28-13-0) record, as he defends the belt which he acquired in May, 2019.
Billy Joe Saunders won the vacant WBO super middleweight title.[ad name=”article3″]
Having never locked horns with another fighter in America, the fight will only be a second-time venture across the pond for Saunders (having previously fought in Quebec, Canada), and will, therefore, provide a platform for the British fighter to gain exposure under Hearn.
Details surrounding the rest of the undercard are yet to be confirmed, although social media star Yousef ‘Fouseytube’ Erakat has challenged KSI’s younger brother, Deji Olatunji, alongside Team 10 leader, Jake Paul — claiming that him and his training camp “want all of the smoke”.[ad name=”article4″]
More details surrounding the undercard are set to be released, as a potential press conference is set to take place on September 3.
Nonetheless, the event will likely be a spectacle for the history books, and with the addition of long-time professional boxers on the undercard, previous viewership records are set to be surpassed.