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KSI vs Logan Paul rematch details revealed: Pro fight with Billy Joe Saunders on undercard

Published: 31/Aug/2019 12:59 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 13:32

by Andy Williams

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British professional boxer, Billy Joe Saunders, is set to defend his world super middleweight title on November 9 on the undercard of the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul.

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 (Instagram)

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.

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”.

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.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.