Last year, after KSI (Olajide Olatunji) defeated Joe Weller in the first YouTuber boxing championship, the winner stood in the ring and called out either of the Paul brothers to challenge him for the belt.
After much back and forth, Logan Paul accepted and now the pair are engaged in a mini-tour to hype the fight which is scheduled for August 25th at Manchester Arena in England.
KSI VS LOGAN PAUL
In KSI’s debut fight he faced a smaller opponent who he ultimately overwhelmed with his height and reach advantage. The tables may be turned on KSI versus Logan, as the latter is not only considerably taller than KSI, but looks to outweigh him by a good 20 pounds or more.
One thing is certain with regards to the upcoming boxing match; KSI has been taking his training very seriously. Ever since the fight was signed off on, the bulk of the popular YouTubers videos have been focused on him training with professionals.
KSI spent time at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas where he got to spar with multiple-time world champ Badou Jack…
… and later dropped by UFC’s headquarters for instruction from former champ Michael Bisping.
LOGAN PAUL TRAINING
For his part, Logan has been much more circumspect about his training regimen, primarily sharing videos focused on exercise recovery rather than any ring action itself. TMZ was the first to release footage of Logan actually boxing, and he looked pretty impressive in knocking down his sparring partner.