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More YouTubers may be fighting on the KSI vs Logan Paul 2 undercard

Published: 17/Sep/2019 21:56 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI are set to touch gloves on November 9 in one of the net’s most highly-anticipated boxing rematches yet – but boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is making a big change in comparison to last year’s fight.

While the YouTubers’ initial bout in August 2018 featured an undercard full of social media stars, this time, the grudge match is “going pro,” with Logan Paul and KSI being the only internet celebs featured in the event.

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Hearn explained his reasoning for the change as a means to bring fresh eyes to the historic sport of boxing, claiming that the rematch “is a chance for boxing to bring in new fans …to show them the greatness of our sport.”

However, Hearn may have changed his tune to his “no YouTubers” undercard, as stated during an episode of Logan Paul’s ‘imPaulsive’ podcast where he appeared to entertain the idea of featuring other social media celebs – if they’re up to snuff.

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“It’s not that I’m against YouTubers on the card, it’s just that when I was speaking to the boxing media, I’m sort of saying, ‘This isn’t gonna be a YouTuber event. This is a YouTube fight, but they’re pro fighters,’” Hearn explained. “…it’s not that I’m ruling out other fights on the card – that’s a conversation to be had with us and DAZN and you guys, as well.”

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Hearn also addressed concerns from Jake Paul, who uploaded a video begging to be featured both in the press conference and the undercard – but it looks like organizers are hoping for the Team 10 co-founder to fight in a separate event, altogether.

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“It’s just about strategy moving forward,” Hearn continued. “We can’t just make our business like, ‘Oh yeah, everybody – do you wanna go? Do you wanna go?’ There’s got to be strategy, and there’s gotta be skill. …I probably want you to fight a pro. A very limited pro.”

Although Jake Paul still has his issues with the idea, an official lineup for the undercard remains to be seen – but it doesn’t look like the possibility of other YouTubers fighting on the card is completely out of the question.

KSI vs Logan Paul, YouTubeKSI vs Logan Paul saw record views across the net – a fact that caught Hearn’s eye in organizing the rematch.

KSI vs Logan Paul 2 will throw down in the Los Angeles Staples Center on November 9, bringing with it a new era of “YouTube boxing” – but exactly how many “YouTubers” will partake in the event is up in the air.

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David Dobrik calls police after “scary” stalker keys his assistant’s car

Published: 8/Oct/2020 23:46

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik is one of the internet’s most famous content creators — but living in the limelight isn’t always a cake walk, as he discovered after one of his viewers began stalking his home.

Boasting well over 18 million subscribers on YouTube, it comes as little surprise that Dobrik receives the occasional unwanted visitor at his house, which has happened several times before.

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However, this latest incident took a dark turn, as revealed during an episode of Dobrik and Jason Nash’s ‘VIEWS’ podcast in early October where the star revealed one viewer took things a little too far.

During the episode, Dobrik explained that the fan — a young woman in her “early twenties” — had sat outside of his home on the street curb for two days before banging on the door, yelling his name.

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In an episode of his VIEWS podcast with Jason Nash, David Dobrik revealed a disturbing encounter with a woman who was stalking him.

After Dobrik went outside to investigate, he reported that the viewer suffered from appeared to be a “panic attack” and quickly shouted “Nevermind, you can’t help me,” before “storming” out of his driveway.

Understandably concerned, Dobrik and company followed the woman, to no avail — but a day later, a neighbor texted the YouTuber that someone had keyed his assistant, Natalie’s, Ford Bronco.

The vehicle (pictured below) was etched with symbols, according to Dobrik, which included his name written in odd lettering.

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Upon investigating the car, David found that the woman was nearby, claiming she wanted to “apologize” — but quickly became what he described as “scary,” prompting him to call law enforcement for help in case things got sticky.

Luckily, the star was adamant that he didn’t want to “get her in trouble” but instead wanted her to “get help,” to which she agreed.

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While waiting on the police to arrive, Dobrik asked the woman why she’d stalked him, to which she replied: “He told me to just go for it.”

As for who “he” was? Dobrik claimed she said it was “the guy inside my head,” who told her that “if I came here, everything would be answered.”

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Thankfully, the police were “super f**king nice” when they arrived and took the woman to a hospital, prompting a hilarious chat with an officer who advised Dobrik to change his name on social media — something he replied he was a “little late” for.

While this is far from the first time an internet celebrity has been outright stalked, it’s good to know that this situation ended peacefully, with Dobrik understanding that his stalker didn’t have bad intentions, but merely needed help.