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YouTuber’s KSI vs Logan Paul prank bans him from Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib

Published: 21/Jan/2020 21:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and noted prankster Niko Omilana has been banned from the upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and AnEsonGib, thanks to his jaw-dropping practical joke during the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch.

On November 9, 2019, Omilana turned heads across the net by posing as a VIP attendee for KSI vs Logan Paul 2, with the aim of sneaking into the boxing ring during the YouTubers’ final bout.

While he was ultimately successful in this venture, it doesn’t look like the prankster will be able to return for round two, according to a Tweet he posted on January 19.

Although Jake Paul vs Gib could provide the perfect opportunity for a runback of his viral practical joke, Omilana revealed that he has actually been banned from the Miami-based fight, claiming that he was “blacklisted” from attending.

“Rip ringside,” he wrote. “I’ve been blacklisted from the Jake Paul vs Gib fight, those p***ies didn’t want the smoke again.”

Considering his past prank, there’s no telling if the YouTuber will pull off yet another ridiculous stunt that could somehow land him inside the venue, regardless of his ban — but he has yet to reveal any current plans for such at the time of writing.

Both Jake and Logan Paul have yet to comment on Omilana’s ban, either, which was very likely brought about by his last prank at the KSI rematch — but that’s not the only time he’s managed to sneak in the ring.

The YouTuber goes by the online moniker “Ringside” for a reason, after sneaking into the first KSI vs Logan Paul boxing match in August 2018 and even managing to score ringside seats at the Manchester Arena.

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YouTube prankster “NDL Ringside” even managed to trick boxing pro Shannon Briggs ahead of the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch in 2019.

He managed to repeat this task for their rematch a year later, printing out a fake VIP badge and entering the Staples Center from an alternate entrance without issue.

While Omilana’s past two stunts were nothing short of genius, considering his notoriety for the pranks, he may have a harder time this go-round — if he’s able to circumvent the ban, in the first place.

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YouTubers Jake Paul and AnEsonGib are set to face off on January 30 in their debut professional boxing match.

Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib is scheduled to throw down on January 30 in Miami, Florida, and will be streamed via sports broadcasting service DAZN.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.