YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul will finally settle their long-standing beef in the net’s most anticipated boxing rematch on November 9 - but it seemed their fight would only have a single press conference, following their meeting in Los Angeles.
The two YouTubers met for the first time in over a year at the LA Staples Center on September 14, exchanging insults, banter, and predicting knockout wins ahead of their rematch.
While the conference itself provided a slew of notable moments, it appeared that a UK press conference wouldn’t occur, unlike last year - a development that KSI attributed to Logan Paul not “wanting the smoke.”
Looks like there won’t be a U.K. press conference. It’s a shame and quite frankly unfair but whatever. Certain man don’t want the smoke lmao :shrug::skin-tone-6:♂️
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) September 23, 2019
However, Paul vehemently denied this allegation, claiming that he’d been trying to schedule a UK presser for “the past month” and assuring his opponent that he did, indeed, want the smoke in a subsequent Twitter video.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) September 23, 2019
With their rematch less than two months away, it seemed that a press conference on UK soil was officially out of the books: but Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn gave fans an update that turned this previous ruling on its head.
Hearn posted a Tweet on October 1 officially confirming a UK presser, announcing that both KSI and Logan Paul will meet once again in London on Monday, October 7 - although a specific time for the conference has yet to be revealed.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 1, 2019
Both KSI and Logan Paul reacted to the news, with both parties appearing especially stoked about the possibility of facing off across the pond.
MY GUY EDDIE! LETS GOOOOOO HAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/ruPfv1ir5B
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) October 1, 2019
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) October 1, 2019
While Hearn claimed that details for the press conference are still pending, he tagged sports streaming platform DAZN, which could hint at the presser being streamed via the site’s YouTube channel, as was their Los Angeles conference in September.
With Paul dubbing their conference “disappointing,” both fans and the fighters, themselves are looking forward to a more intense showdown this go ‘round - with KSI even claiming that Logan Paul will get "obliterated" at their next meeting.
The KSI vs Logan Paul rematch is scheduled for November 9 at the Los Angeles Staples Center, with broadcasting available via DAZN.