KSI vs. Logan Paul
Date: Nov. 9, 2019 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
Stream: DAZN (subscription required)
On Saturday, popular YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul will renew their rivalry as the two climb back into the ring to face off against one another.
Both KSI and Paul have built massive followings based on their YouTube popularity and success. KSI has more than 7.5 million subscribers on the platform and Paul has just under 20 million. Few YouTube creators of any genre have as many dedicated fans.
KSI began primarily streaming FIFA the video game and Call of Duty, but he has evolved into a Vlogger, rapper, and combat sports enthusiast. Paul has had a similar evolution, though his has been stained with a bit more controversy. In any case, there is no doubting their individual and collective appeal.
Their first fight, which ended as a majority draw (one judge had KSI winning and the other two scored it even at 57-57) has been viewed nearly 20 million times on YouTube.
That fight was an amateur bout with headgear and 12-ounce gloves. The rematch will be a pro bout without headgear, and the gloves will be 10 ounces. The two fighters have stepped up their game as it pertains to preparation too.
Paul was trained by former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs. While KSI was trained by Jeff Mayweather and his cutman will be Stitch Duran. Leading up to the fight, the event has been hyped by DAZN’s signature 40 Nights documentary ahead of major fight events. Here is a look at the episodes for both men.
KSI vs Logan Paul predictions
THE first bout between the two fighters was an amateur contest, fought over six three-minute rounds in Manchester.
Although this fight will be over the same distance, the headguards are now gone and both boxers have gone professional.
That means lighter gloves – with less padding – and the very real possibility of both carving out a lucrative career in the sport.
Currently Logan is the bookies favourite to take the bout, although KSI maintains he was nowhere near his best last year and will show what he’s really about on November 9.
KSI vs. Logan Paul fight card, odds
|Logan Paul -200||KSI +160||Crusierweight|
|Billy Joe Saunders (c)||Marcelo Coceres||Super middleweight title|
|Devin Haney (c)||Alfredo Alvarez||Lightweight title|