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Surprising amount of tickets left for KSI vs Logan Paul boxing rematch

Published: 4/Nov/2019 13:44 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 15:34

by Connor Bennett

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With only a few days to go until KSI and Logan Paul square off in their highly-anticipated YouTube boxing rematch, there is a surprising amount of tickets still available.

Ever since the KSI and Logan Paul rematch was announced, fans on both sides have been gearing up to get behind their favorite content creator as they prepare to step back in between the ropes and into the ring. 

They’ve made their feelings known on social media, in the YouTube comments section, and even at the two pre-fight press conferences. Just how many of those fans will shell out for the pay-per-view stream remains to be seen, but as of now, they may be better considering heading to witness it in person – provided they live pretty close of course.

Logan Paul (YouTube)The YouTubes will be pitted against each other on November 9, live from Los Angeles.

That’s because, as of writing, there are still thousands of tickets left – well over 6,000, actually – including a healthy portion of the cheapest tickets, which are priced at $41 before additional fees from the ticketing websites

Some sections, in fact, are pretty much completely available, including one of the floor sections behind the media, where only a handful of tickets have been sold at the going rate of $517. 

A few resale tickets, which are spread across the arena, are also available on these sites, suggesting that either people can’t attend or the secondary market hasn’t quite seen the demand that they may have been expecting.

The majority of Staples Centre sections still have plenty of tickets remaining.

However, that’s not to say that tickets won’t be sold before November 9. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn explained on the True Geordie podcast that American fans typically buy late in the day, compared to UK fans who jump on tickets as soon as possible.

Yet, detractors of a full sell-out show have remained since the start, as the promoter of the first bout – Stuart Jones – told the Happy Hour podcast that he wasn’t sure if the Staples Centre was the correct venue for both ticket sales and pay-per-view buys from the get-go.

Hearn had previously revealed to IFL TV that 7,000 tickets had been sold at the start of October. That would be a third of the arena’s capacity, but it’s also unknown how it will be configured for the fight, and if all section have, indeed, been up for sale.

We won’t have long to wait, though, considering the YouTube pair will square off in less than a week’s time.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”