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Logan Paul explains why he barely made weight for KSI rematch

Published: 8/Nov/2019 23:28 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Internet stars KSI and Logan Paul met for the final time before their November 9 rematch at the pre-fight weigh-in – but one of the two YouTube sensations barely managed to make weight.

As boxing fans know, cutting weight is one of the most brutal elements of the sport, with fighters often undergoing strict diets and even dehydrating themselves to fit within a lower weight class to score a potential size advantage over their opponent.

Of the many weight classes within professional boxing, YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul are classified as Cruiserweights – a class that is currently capped at 200 pounds.

Logan Paul, InstagramLogan Paul weighed in at 199.4 pounds – just barely making the cruiserweight class.
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While KSI weighed in at 193.2 pounds, Logan Paul stood at 199.4 pounds, which he acknowledged during a subsequent interview following his post-weigh-in banter with his rival.

Noting that both fighters have put on significant muscle, DAZN’s hostess asked Paul about the difficulties of remaining agile after packing on the pounds – but Paul didn’t seem bothered by the issue.

“I perform the best at my natural weight,” Paul answered. “I walk around like 205 and I weighed in at 199. Just sheer athletic power. Last year, I was cutting a little too much weight.”

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While not insane, a .5 pound difference is certainly cutting it close. If Paul hadn’t managed to shave off that half pound, KSI may have gotten the opportunity to snag a percentage of the Maverick mogul’s payout in a “Catchweight” agreement – that is, if Paul couldn’t hypothetically shave off the weight after being given extra time.

At a professional level, it’s normal for fighters to weigh in within a pound or on the limit itself – but the fact KSI is 7 pounds under suggests that it isn’t his natural weight class.

DAZN, YouTubeKSI weighed in seven pounds under the Cruiserweight limit, suggesting that it isn’t his natural weight class.
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As it happens, both boxers have successfully made weight, and are set to face off in just one day to settle their long-running beef once and for all.

With the rematch undercard featuring such pros as Billy Joe Saunders (defending his title for the very first time in America) and young boxing sensation Devin Heney (just 20 years old), it’s not just the YouTube grudge viewers are excited for – and with mere hours ahead of the main event, tensions are higher than ever for one of the net’s biggest bouts to date.

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Wendy Williams explains why she “doesn’t feel sorry” for Charli D’Amelio

Published: 24/Nov/2020 18:06

by Jacob Hale

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Popular U.S. TV host Wendy Williams has hit out at TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, after the 16-year-old went on Instagram Live in tears over backlash she had received in her race to 100 million followers.

After an offhand joke about reaching 100 million followers on TikTok, fans deemed Charli “ungrateful” for her success so far and started unfollowing her in droves, losing over 500,000 before her numbers started looking up again and she finally reached the monumental number.

While there was a lot of discussion online about the death threats Charli had received and her treatment by fans and critics alike, the resounding message was that she was being treated unfairly.

Making her opinion on the matter known, however, was American TV host Wendy Williams of The Wendy Williams Show.

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Charli has reached 100 million followers on TikTok, but not without some controversy in the run-up to the big moment.

Discussing the hottest topics of the weekend just gone, Wendy was shown several of Charli’s videos, with the situation broken down and explained to her — and she wasn’t impressed.

After finding out what had gone down, and watching the video of a tearful Charli asking for people to stop with the abuse, Wendy made her stance very clear.

“I don’t see any tears,” Williams exclaimed. “Because the drama, these TikTokers, these children these days, they live for the drama.”

The host added she “doesn’t feel sorry” for D’Amelio, especially since she’s probably already gotten the followers back she lost “and then some.”

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Wendy did offer a little more advice though when it was suggested that Charli should be a little more grateful.

“No!” she said, before advising Charli to “stay ungrateful and collect those checks!”

So, while Wendy doesn’t seem to be buying the drama, she clearly has some level of respect for Charli’s hustle and ability to “collect those checks” — but suggests the backlash comes hand-in-hand with the success.

The recent controversy surrounding her has clearly hit the younger D’Amelio sister hard, but maybe her being “ungrateful” is, as Williams suggested, just what the internet wanted all along.