KSI call’s out fellow Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul, and claims he’s planning on knocking out the younger Paul brother.
KSI, real name Olajide William Olatunji, was one of the first to initiate the trend of YouTuber’s turning to the sport boxing. He held a widely publicised bout against Joe Weller in 2018, picking up the stoppage victory. Since then he went on to face the older of the Paul brothers, Logan, once under amateur rules and once in a professional bout. The first fight resulted in a draw, whilst the second bout saw KSI picking up the split decision victory.
KSI now has his eyes set on Jake Paul, who recently KO’d Ben Askren on a Triller Fight Club PPV main event. Speaking on social media, KSI had the following to say:
“I’m going to fight Jake Paul, I want to fight Jake. There’s a part inside of me that feels like I need to f*** him up. know he’s going to be harder than Logan, but I’m knocking him out. Jake is still thriving and it pisses me off. Soon I will be the one to end this all” (transcribed via Boxing News 24).
Jake Paul has been linked with a plethora of potential matchups against Boxers, MMA fighters and YouTubers alike. Tommy Fury, the younger half brother of Tyson Fury, is a name that appears to be gaining significant traction, as is Tyron Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champion.
However, it may be that Jake Paul wishes to get revenge for his brother Logan’s defeat at the hands of KSI. Coincidentally, Logan is currently set to face off against Boxing great, Floyd Mayweather in June.