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Will a KSI vs Jake Paul boxing fight happen?

Published: 31/Jan/2020 11:45

by Connor Bennett

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Popular YouTubers JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji and Jake Paul have been hinting at a potential clash inside the boxing ring, but will it happen? Here’s what we know so far. 

YouTube boxing has come on leaps and bounds ever since KSI decided to step into the ring with his then-rival Joe Weller back in 2016. Since then, the British YouTuber has been at the forefront of the crossover between content creators and the Sweet Science.

He’s fought Logan Paul twice – once as an amateur and another as a fully-fledged professional – drawing in millions from ticket sales and pay-per-view buys across both bouts. Yet, he now looks to be on a collision course with Logan’s brother Jake after he managed to style his way to a first-round knockout victory over AnEsonGib in Miami, Florida. 

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Jake Paul took on Deji in August 2018 but could now be squaring off against his brother, JJ.

Even though the pair haven’t come to blows yet, they have been intertwined during their respective boxing bouts. Jake initially fought KSI’s brother Deji before becoming Logan’s hype man for the second bout. 

After KSI took down Logan, Jake has seemingly been hell-bent on taking revenge. He’s talked a few times about getting into the ring with JJ and, prior to defeating Gib, the Paul brothers claimed that he has to do everything possible to beat KSI – simply to put some pride back on the family name. 

Would that ever be possible though? Well, KSI laid down the gauntlet that he would fight Jake just so long as he managed to beat Gib – so, the American has already held up his side of the bargain.

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KSI managed to defeat Logan Paul in his professional debut, selling out the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

KSI and Jake Paul square off

It also seems as if it could be coming together, with Jake and KSI squaring off following his win over Gib – with the pair having to be held back form each other after the Paul brother claimed he would be the “A Side” on any fight, the honor that usually goes to the bigger name. 

Of course, as of now, that’s all bluster and bravado seeing as there hasn’t been any talk about where a fight would be held or when it would even take place.

Where could KSI vs Jake Paul happen?

In his three boxing fights, KSI has split his bouts between the UK and America,  fighting once in Manchester, another in London, and a further one in Los Angeles. As for Jake, he has fought in both London and Miami.

Now, if they do decide to square off, it’ll more than likely come via a Matchroom Boxing event – which, again, split time between the UK and USA. In the immediate future, they have events lined up for Frisco and Manchester but they are both filled out and would come too soon for Jake and KSI.

There would have to be some consideration about the audience, too, taking into consideration what would be best to maximize viewers, ticket sales, as well as pay-per-view buys. That could very well be on the east coast of the USA – tossing up classic boxing towns like New York, Philadelphia, or even slightly more midwest with Chicago.

Seeing the waves that the pair have made in getting YouTubers into professional boxing, it’s probably best to not doubt them and to just wait and see what comes next in terms of actually fighting. 

Who knows, we could have another KSI vs Paul fight on our hands by the time the summer of 2020 rolls around, or we could be waiting for over a year as we did with KSI vs Logan.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!