KSI wins Logan Paul boxing rematch by split decision - Dexerto
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KSI wins Logan Paul boxing rematch by split decision

Published: 9/Nov/2019 23:45 Updated: 30/Jan/2020 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul touched gloves in the Los Angeles Staples Center to settle their long-running grudge for good – and, after a year and a half of waiting, it was KSI who reigned victorious.

Following three explosive press conferences, a star-studded weigh-in, and months of trash talk, KSI secured the victory on November 9 by a split decision from the judges, sending the online world reeling.

KSI took the win after six rounds of explosive boxing in a close fight, managing to down Logan Paul in round three with a shot behind the head. While KSI suffered a knockdown in the fourth round, being scored 55 – 56 / 57-54 / 56-55 tipped the scales in his favor, finally sealing his beef with Paul for good.

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KSI and Logan Paul met at their pre-fight weigh-in on November 8, which resulted in a slew of trash talk ahead of their November 9 rematch.

With KSI being coached by Viddal Riley and Paul under the guidance of Shannon Briggs, both entertainers brought the heat to November 9’s main event: a bout that has ended in mutual respect from both parties.

“The KSI last time was scared,” KSI said of his victory. “I was scared to touch [Logan Paul]. I was scared to get close to him. This time, I just went in. I just kept going. …I’m a dog. He hit me hard, and then he hit me in the back of the head. Your boy is happy, your boy is victorious. …I am a fighter and I keep going. That’s it.”

“It takes a big man to get in the ring,” he continued, after shaking hands with his opponent. “You made me work today. Thank you for a good fight, brother.”

DAZNKSI secured the win by split decision by the judges.600

While Logan Paul made up with his rival, he contested this decision from the commission, arguing that he shouldn’t have lost two points for hitting KSI while he was down after scoring a knockdown in the fourth round.

Logan Paul’s loss comes as a huge surprise to viewers as he was deemed the favorite to take the fight, with KSI penned as the bout’s underdog.

According to online betting platform Bovada, their money line bet placed KSI as the dark horse at a whopping -200, with odds for Paul sitting at +160.

KSI, InstagramKSI and Logan Paul bandied words at three press conferences ahead of their long-awaited rematch.

This rematch comes a year and a half after the YouTubers’ initial bout on August 25, 2018, which resulted in a majority draw that disappointed fans, critics, and the fighters, themselves.

Following this result, a leaked contract revealed a two-fight deal for the internet stars, with their rematch slated for February 2019 – but due to conflicts with Logan Paul’s team, their second bout was moved to November 9.

Streamed exclusively on sports broadcasting services DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office, the rematch wasn’t available on YouTube, unlike last year – and although viewership for the bout has yet to be released, last year’s bout saw 2.25 million eyes, with 1.2 million viewing illegally through Twitch.

Boasting an all-pro undercard, the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch marks the net’s biggest foray into the boxing world to date – but only time will tell if the online generation’s interest in the sport will hold.

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Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana Rhoades

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Mike Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

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Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades always looked madly in love.

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.