Last August, YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI made headlines after taking their online beef to the Manchester arena, for a white-collar boxing match. 18,000 attendees and almost 800,000 streams later, the event was dubbed 'the biggest internet event in history,' with over an additional million streaming the match illegally, on outlets such as Twitch.
The match lasted six rounds, until judges deemed it a majority draw, as one voted in KSI's favor and the other two, a tie. So naturally, their egos couldn't put this to rest until a rematch was set and they were each given the chance to ultimately defeat the other.
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The rematch, set to take place this November, is bringing the fight oversees to Logan's turf. That's right, the highly awaited rematch is set to go down at L.A.'s notorious Staples Center. Tickets are already on sale, ranging up to almost $800 for floor seats. Fans will also be able to watch the fight on DAZN, a London based, sports streaming website.
Both enemies have already shared their excitement to get back in the ring. 'Especially now that it’s a pro fight, no head guards and 10oz gloves hahahaha, the time to end Paul is nearing. He’s facing a different animal this time,' KSI boasted in their first press conference since August. And don't think Logan didn't take the chance to clap back.
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'For the past year, while JJ has been wasting his time trying to become a rapper, I’ve been training every single day...to dismantle JJ’s repugnant face in my home city,' Paul warned.
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Stay tuned for the latest updates on the outrageous pair and don't forget to tune in November 9th for the final showdown.