The YouTube and boxing world never used to be friends but since recent years, popular influencers have decided they’d like to take on the ring and their fellow stars creating a huge buzz around the world to see who will take the crown.
It’s the ultimate showdown for influencers.
This weekend saw KSI take on Logan Paul in the much anticipated fight which saw the American influencer LOSE the match after using an illegal move. Too bad Logan.
Crazily enough, the two youtuber’s have a whopping 40 million YouTube subscribers between them and have previously boxed each other when they first went head to head last summer in Manchester, UK.
It was last night, November 9th when the rematch took place since the pair decided they needed to go head to head again after last summer’s results. Unfortunately for Logan, KSI won on a split decision.
With the match creating huge excitement online and around the world, the event achieved main status and the pair put on an incredible show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The influencers took part in a six-round cruiserweight bout with KSI’s win being very controversial as referee Jack Reiss noticed Logan Paul had used an illegal move in the boxing world therefore deducted two points from Paul for holding and hitting KSI in the match.
The result saw the judges scoring the match 57-54 and 56-55 for KSI while the third had it 56-55 for Paul.
Jake Paul, Logans influencer brother watched the pair from the side of the ring and was very disappointed with the result.
Jake, being angry, labelled the result ‘rigged’ and went on to accuse KSI of having a dinner meeting with DAZN chief Joe Markowski the day before the YouTubers took on the ring.
“With that decision, that’s just b*llsh*t.
At the end of the day, I’ve been in this sport for a year now and, I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but all this sh*t is f*cking rigged.”
“You see people wining and dining each other, people at the Staples Center. Who was at the Staples Center last night with KSI? Joe Markowski.
This sport is rigged, that’s for sure.
The short amount of time I’ve been here, I’ve heard multiple stories about people paying stuff off, choosing fights, what time people sign contracts.”
Logan went on to claim that he thought the illegal move was ‘a legitimate knockdown’.
What you do think?