Earlier this year, KSI (Olajide Olatunji) defeated Joe Weller in the first YouTuber boxing championship, then lingered in the ring to call out either of the infamous Paul brothers to challenge him for the belt.
After much back and forth, Logan Paul accepted the challenge and ever since the pair have been engaged in a dissing contest to hype the fight which is scheduled for tomorrow night at Manchester Arena in England.
KSI VS LOGAN PAUL WEIGH IN
In KSI’s boxing debut he overwhelmed his opponent with his height and reach advantage. The tables may be turned on KSI versus Logan, as the latter is not only considerably larger than KSI, but will likely outweigh him by a good amount come fight time.
One thing is certain with regards to the upcoming boxing match; KSI has been taking his training very seriously. Ever since the fight was confirmed, 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.
Later, online fitness coach Bradley Martyn released a video of himself taking undefended shots from both Logan and his younger brother Jake. The footage clearly shows both of the Pauls are capable of packing a pretty potent punch. A couple of days ago, Martyn travelled to Manchester to subject himself to the same abuse from KSI’s fist and came away similarly impressed.