How Four-Weight World Champ Nonito Donaire Is Helping KSI Improve His Boxing IQ

The Brit is learning from the best of the best ahead of Logan Paul rematch
12:29, 16 Oct 2019

KSI is being put through his paces by former world champion Nonito Donaire ahead of his rematch with fellow-YouTuber Logan Paul on November 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The two goliath social media stars fought to a majority draw as amateurs back in 2018 but this time they’ll fight as professionals, removing the head guard protection they utilised in their first bout.

KSI has been telling the Mayweather Channel how 36-year-old Donaire has been helping him: “He just came through and told me some gems.

“This is why I love coming to places like this, there’s nothing like it.

“You have world champions coming through and telling you to do this, do that. It just increases your boxing IQ and makes you a better boxer.

“One small thing has improved my boxing IQ tremendously.”

The London-born entertainer has also responded to the criticism that has come attached with his second fight with Paul, claiming the work he’s putting in ahead of the fight is similar to that of a professional boxer.

Despite a total of about 2,250,000 people tuning in to the first fight online, the rematch has drawn scorn from pockets of hardcore boxing fans who consider the rematch little more than a circus act.

But KSI, 26, believes they deserve some respect. “I’m very excited,” he said after arriving for his final month of camp.

“I’ve been waiting and waiting to get to Vegas as I know this is where the real work comes in.

“So much boxing knowledge is here and I’m able to just take everything that I need to and destroy Logan with it.

This is a real fight, someone’s getting knocked out and it’s not me.

“The work I put in is close to – if not, like a pro boxer.

“[This fight] means the world to me but to the world it doesn’t really mean anything. Ultimately, the most important thing is how I perform in the ring.”

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