YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are set to throw down in a highly-anticipated boxing rematch on November 9 - but despite Eddie Hearn’s claims of an all-pro undercard, it looks like two more celebs will be throwing down at the event.
According to the manager of American rapper Soulja Boy, both he and YouTuber Jake Paul will touch gloves at KSI vs Logan Paul 2 in the Los Angeles Staples Center, following the rapper’s early release from prison after violating terms of his probation.
“Soulja Boy has been FREE since July 14th of this year!” Miami Mike wrote. “He is ok and ALIVE and well. As a matter of fact, he’s doing so well that he’s gained 50 lbs... he's gonna speak about new music and his new documentary ‘This Can’t Be Real’ and his upcoming boxing match with Jake Paul in LA.”
What's the beef between Jake Paul & Soulja Boy?
Although Eddie Hearn claimed that he wanted to undercard to be “pros only,” this bout between Soulja Boy and Jake Paul doesn’t come as too great of a surprise, considering the two have a beef spanning back to February of this year.
In fact, it was Jake Paul who called out Soulja Boy first, taunting the rapper in a simple Tweet that read, “I wanna box Soulja Boy.”
Boy I’ll knock you out https://t.co/67S2zlEbNW
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) February 2, 2019
As fate would have it, the rapper seemed up for the challenge, replying with, “Boy, I’ll knock you out” - but that wasn’t the end of their feud, by far.
Things almost “got physical" between the celebs after Paul visited Soulja’s mansion a few weeks later, which ultimately ended with the two shaking hands on a potential boxing match - a proposal that has finally come to fruition after months of radio silence.
While it seemed that MMA pro Dillon Danis was set to face off against Paul for the rematch, it looks like Soulja Boy is keeping his end of the bargain - but there's no telling if he'll actually "tell 'em" in the ring.