KSI Vs Logan Paul Fight CONFIRMED: All The Details Inc. Dates, Venue & More
10 May 2018, 16:15
The YouTube superstars are going head to head in a boxing match for the ages and fans everywhere are already getting hyped for what will without a doubt be the biggest YouTube event of all time! Here's what we know so far...
Why Is KSI Fighting Logan Paul?
Following KSI's knockout victory over Joe Weller in his first boxing match at London's Copper Box back in January 2018, he called out Logan Paul, Jake Paul or any other Paul and that's what sparked the whole thing.
Initially it was Logan's brother Jake who appeared to be the favourite to step inside the ring with KSI, but his older bro soon stepped up and decided he was going to head into battle with the British star.
When Is The KSI Vs Logan Paul Fight?
There will actually be two KSI vs Logan Paul fights. The first will take place on 25th August 2018 in the UK, whilst the second fight is scheduled for February 2019 and will take place at an undecided venue in the US.
Whilst an official deal appears to have been signed by both parties, the pair are still arguing on Twitter about money. Pictures have been fluing around Twitter showing a signed contract and pictures of Logan and KSI in each other's faces.
YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul have now signed to fight each other on August 25th at Manchester Arena.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 18, 2018
They've put together a two-fight deal and everything. Rematch in the US! pic.twitter.com/rUrX69XBvp
Where Will The KSI Vs Logan Paul Fight Be Held & What Is The Venue?
KSI had stated that his next fight will be taking place in England and that has proven to be true. The UK fight will be taking place on 25th August 2018 in the Manchester Arena - that's the same venue where the likes of Mike Tyson, Amir Khan and David Haye have all fought.
KSI had previously revealed that if the Logan Paul fight did go ahead then the pair would look to book a large venue with a capacity bigger than the 7,500 seats of East London's Copper Box, where he hosted his last bout against Joe Weller.
The U.S fight set for February 2019 has not had a venue allocated yet and it seems that both fighters have the option to pull out of that deal shortly after the UK date.
Logan and Jake Paul originally wanted any fight to take place in a neutral venue and would prefer Dubai, so it seems that the two fight deal was enough to convince them to go ahead and sign the contract.
How Much Money Will KSI & Logan Paul Make From Their Fight?
Whilst exact figures are not available just yet, it's likely that the pair will make millions from stepping into the ring. With sponsors sure to swarm over the fight in an attempt to cash in on the pair's popularity, we're expecting some serious cash to be made here.
Logan has already hit out at KSI and his manager Stuart Jones as they claimed to be splitting the money 50/50 with Logan, something which he but KSI revealed the full contract in a fiery response which revealed exactly how the two deal figh would be split.
i’m dead bruh @KSIOlajidebt & his manager @StuartJones7 are actual clowns, lying to the internet pretending like they’ve agreed to 50/50 YOU IDIOTS YOU SENT THIS THIS MORNING DOES THIS LOOK LIKE 50/50 TO YOU y’all are embarrassing the UK, STOP DODGING pic.twitter.com/e07u3ZmdPv— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) March 15, 2018
During a recent YouTube video in which Logan reacted to a KSI video alongside his mum, the American vlogger even claimed that he was going to bet all of his money on beating the Brit star in the ring.
As well as that, he also claimed that he'd bet all of the money he'd win too, revealing just how confident he is. Speaking in the video below, Logan states, "I'm literally betting everything I've made in my entire life on me bro, even the winnings of the fight!".
How Have KSI & Logan Paul Been Training?
Being two of the world's most famous YouTubers, you can be sure that both KSI and Logan Paul will be documentating every second of their training schedule leading up to the fight.
Logan has revealed that he's building a specific gaming room as he looks to do more streaming on Twitch whilst he relaxes his muscles after training by flipping tyres, whilst KSI has been in the gym with British UFC star Michael Bisping and also training with Chris Eubank Jr...
Will KSI's Brother Deji Fight Logan's Brother Jake Paul?
Both KSI and Logan Paul have younger brothers and there are strong calls for the pair of them to step into the ring against each other on the undercard of KSI & Logan's fight.
KSI's brother Deji has called Jake out in a number of YouTube videos and now Jake has finally responded and confirmed that he will indeed be fighting Deji!
The fight looks set to take place on the undercard of the KSI vs Logan fight in August and Jake has even suggested that the winners of the two fights should battle against each other in the ultimate showdown.
Will Logan Paul's Dad Fight KSI's Dad?
Logan's dad Greg Paul said he was happy to take on KSI in the aftermath of the initial call out, but that has since died down. However there has been talk of Greg Paul fighting KSI's dad Jide Olatunji and making the whole thing one big family affair.
We're not as convinced that these two will be getting in the ring sadly, so maybe mark this one down as a 'not gonna happen'.
Who Is KSI?
KSI is a British YouTuber with 18 million subscribers. His real name is Olajide William "JJ" Olatunji and he's been making videos since 31st January 2010.
He's also turned his hand to music too, releasing several EPs and just missing out on the top 10 with his debut 'Keep Up'. He participated in his first ever boxing match against fellow YouTube Joe Weller earlier this year and won with a knockout victory.
Who Is Logan Paul?
Starting out as a Vine star, Logan moved over to YouTube on 13th November 2013. He's appeared in a number of American TV shows including Law & Order and has 20 million subscribers across his two YouTube channels.
Logan was thrust into the mainstream media spotlight after posting his now infamous 'Suicide Forest' video and has since faced huge public criticism and calls for him to delete his channel.