KSI beat YouTube rival Logan Paul in boxing rematch
Britain’s KSI has won his six-round boxing re-match against fellow YouTuber Logan Paul in Los Angeles.
The previous fight between the two took place last year and it was touted as “the biggest thing that’s ever happened on YouTube”. Fans and viewers were irritated after it ended in a controversial draw.
The fight at the Staples Centre in LA was won by KSI in a split decision – 55-56 57-54 56-55.
Just want to clarify a statement I made yesterday at the press conference. I don’t intend to kill Logan physically tomorrow, I only intend to kill his youtube career and spirit. After this fight, I still want Logan to be alive and well.— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) November 8, 2019
KSI, whose full name is Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, is a British YouTuber who rose to fame playing Fifa on his eponymous channel. He began his YouTube career in 2009 and a decade later has amassed 20 million subscribers with well over four billion video views.
The two social media stars met at the Manchester Arena to a sell-out 20,000 audience. The fight drew in at least US $12 million from pay-per-view transactions alone.
The event itself had around 1.3 million viewers on the official stream watching the pair fight for the ‘YouTube Boxing Champion’ title.
He's what KSI said after his points victory:
Paul's training routine was shared widely on social media after he explained that he not only eats 36kg of food per day, but he also drinks the blood of cows. The 24-year old was trained by Shannon Briggs, former heavyweight boxing champion.