YouTube enemies KSI & Logan Paul turn PRO & fight at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on DAZN.
Promoted by Eddie Hearn for Matchroom Boxing USA #KSILoganPaul2
UPDATE: KSI beats Logan Paul by Points Split Decision in their rematch!!
IT’S ON!!! The second fight between the two YouTube sensations will take place on Saturday 9th November 2019.
The pair will meet in the ring to settle the score, only this time…WITHOUT HEADGUARDS!
What happened in the first fight between KSI vs Logan Paul?
It was a majority draw. (Judges scored : 57-57,57-57,57-58 in favour of KSI).
What the boxers say :
KSI – “Finally, after over a year since our fight I get to enter the ring once again against Logan Paul.
“If i am being honest, I didn’t fight well at all the first time, and even then, I still managed to draw against him.
“This time I won’t make it so close, especially now that it’s a pro fight, no head guards and 10oz gloves hahahaha, the time to end him is nearing.
“I can’t wait to see the memes of him slumped on the ground after I’ve repeatedly beaten the life out of him. He is facing a different animal this time. He will soon realize.
“Big shoutout to DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA for hosting a monumental fight that will be in the record books whether people like it or not. November 9 is the day ‘The Nightmare’ becomes his reality.”
Logan Paul – “I am excited to ruin JJs face and I want to thank DAZN for giving me the platform to do so.
“Last fight, KSI couldn’t beat me with only three months of training under my belt. For the past year, while JJ has been wasting his time trying to become a rapper, I’ve been training every single day.
“I’m finally getting what I wanted from the beginning – no headgear, 10oz gloves, and the opportunity to dismantle JJ’s repugnant face in Los Angeles, my home city.
“After November 9, the embarrassment of losing will eat away at KSI’s ego for the next decade; he will be afraid to show face in America. This time, I won’t leave it up to the judges.
“I’ve been a DAZN fan for a very long time, so it’s an honor to partner with DAZN, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA for what will become the biggest combat sporting event of the year.”
Eddie Hearn speaks about promoting KSI vs Logan Paul 2 (Rematch) :
“13 months ago when the first fight took place I smirked and pondered how embarrassing it would be to stage this event in a 20,000 capacity arena.
“What I saw was a phenomenon; a sold out arena, over one million pay-per-view buys but more importantly an energy of a new audience to the sport of boxing.
“When I was asked to be involved in the rematch it got me excited but I had some requests to help integrate the two audiences.
This time….They go Pro!
“I requested that both fighters turn professional and undergo the same medicals that any other fighter would.
“I asked that the fighters lose the headguards and use 10oz gloves, if we are going to do this then let’s do it properly.
“Both men obliged and now they prepare for war on November 9 – this event will be huge, a World championship card beneath an event that will create a hype for boxing not seen in the US for a long time.
“STAPLES Center will be sold out and a new audience will join our great sport and tune in live on DAZN.”
Who else could be fighting on the night?
There has been a few names mentioned including Devin Haney and Billy Joe Saunders. One thing is for sure, this event will be huge and probably the most watched boxing night in 2019.