The long-anticipated rematch between YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI has finally come to fruition after months of radio silence, with sources finally revealing an official date and venue for their final bout.
It was all the way back in August 2018 that Logan and KSI first stepped into the ring, and despite an enthralling fight, neither YouTuber was able to edge out their opponent.
The draw meant that a rematch was inevetable, originally slated for February 2019, but has been pushed back, although we may finally now have a date.
According to an alleged industry official, boxing promoter “Matchroom Boxing” will hold the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch on November 9, 2019.
The venue for the fight will reportedly be the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
That’s not all: the official likewise expects the rematch to sell out completely, following the massive success of the YouTubers’ first pay-per-view fight.
These details were foreshadowed by both KSI and Logan Paul in separate videos, with KSI hinting that things were moving forward with their bout in a “One Question” discussion with fans on August 9.
“Trust me, the fight is getting close to being done,” KSI said of the matter. “I’ll say that. It’s a lot of back and forth, man. Trust me, I’m tired of it as well. But I’m training either way, so…”
Paul likewise spoke on the subject during an episode of his imPaulsive podcast, jokingly claiming that the “near future is looking bright” while looking pointedly at the camera.
These latest details follow months of frustrating silence from both parties, with KSI accusing Logan Paul of dodging their rematch and even offering a later date for the bout, while Paul argued that it is difficult to organize an unofficial boxing match stateside.
Shut the fuck up. You guys don’t know how to even create a boxing event. You’ve been talking to a few organisers to set this whole thing up since you can’t do it and nothing has happened still. YOURE USELESS. WE GET SHIT DONE IN THE UK https://t.co/VKZhOssgim— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) June 16, 2019
Logan’s younger brother, Jake Paul, likewise suffered a sprained ankle ahead of the Games, marking a possible handicap for both Paul brothers ahead of the year’s most buzzed-about livestreamed event.
While both KSI and Logan Paul have yet to make a statement following this news, both parties have resumed boxing training, uploading video footage of their regimens to Instagram in preparation for their November rematch.
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Ticket sales and other information have yet to be released regarding the fight, but we will keep you updated with the latest news as the rematch draws nearer.