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Logan Paul explains why KSI defeat “doesn’t feel like a loss“

Published: 10/Nov/2019 12:14 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 14:04

by Connor Bennett

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Logan Paul has explained why losing to KSI doesn’t quite feel like a loss and how he believes he’ll “be alright” in the aftermath – with a possible return to boxing also on the cards.

After over a year of anticipation, verbal jabs, and promises about the outcome of the fight, KSI and Logan Paul finally settled the long-standing rivalry inside the boxing ring at the Staples Centre. The British YouTuber came out on top with a majority decision after the bout lasted the scheduled six rounds.

Much had been made in the build-up about how a loss would negatively affect the eventual loser, but with that cruel fate falling upon Paul, he isn’t too worried about the fallout – and might even step back inside a boxing ring.

Logan Paul, InstagramLogan Paul managed to knock KSI down but was deducted two points for illegal blows.
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Following the defeat, the YouTube star participated in the traditional post-fight press conference where he was quizzed on how he felt and his assessment of the bout, among plenty of other questions.

“It doesn’t feel like a loss, I know what a loss feels like,” he stated. “Something tells me I’m going to be alright and maybe its because I’m not a boxer but something also tells me that if I have another boxing fight, we could probably sell out another Staples Centre and get a decent amount of downloads on DAZN, especially if its from the right person.”

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He wasn’t finished there though, as he continued on. “Yeah, I’ll be good. Plus, in the face of adversity rises a titan. I really thought about this, if Joe Weller had won the first fight against KSI, something tells me Joe Weller wouldn’t be as well off as he is now.” 

Paul noted that there’s something about being able to “adapt and overcome” that resonates with people and makes someone extremely relatable. “That’s like my life story,” added Logan. “I don’t want to be the person that wins all the time, its much cooler to show that its ok to mess up or fail or fall short of a goal.”

As for his return to the ring, if he’s serious about that, Logan likely wouldn’t be squaring off against KSI as the Brit ruled out the third match-up in the immediate fallout.

The Paul brother has already spoken about possibly heading to the UFC for at least a taste of the octagon action, but those plans seemed to be predicated on winning.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.