Thousands of people gathered in London to see KSI & Logan Paul face off before their professional boxing debut on November 9th. The YouTubers fought each other back in 2018, but next month it’s a professional fight, meaning no headguards and lighter gloves.
Speaking at the chaotic and bizarre presser, KSI, said: “There's no respect for Logan Paul. I saw lots of strengths and weaknesses in the last fight, lots to exploit, you can’t fight backwards. I’m going to finish him on the 9th of November.
“I have the power, you don’t. You were done by round six and begging for mercy.”
Logan Paul responded saying: “The difference is, I know how to box now. It turns out, I’m pretty f*****g good.
“I’m gonna win, I didn’t know what I was doing last year. But now I know, I’m definitely going to win.”
KSI added: “I’m doing this for the UK. Now we’ve got no headguards, I’m going to give him all my power.
“I’m going to make him suffer slowly.”
After being asked for their predictions, Logan Paul insisted: “First round decapitation,” and KSI said: “I predict round five, five rounds of you suffering and then I’m going to finish you.”
In the build-up to this press conference, Paul was criticized as he made what was perceived as a jibe at London’s knife crime epidemic, asking attendees, “please don’t stab me”.
While his brother, Jake Paul, also spoke on stage and confirmed that he would “110%” fight AnEsonGib on the undercard, after the fan favourite was brought on stage.
Eddie Hearn told the crowd: “Someone is getting knocked out in Los Angeles.”
Sky Sports confirmed they will be broadcasting the fight for just £9.95 on Sky Sports Box Office, a price lower than normal with the aim to attract boxing and YouTube fans from around the UK, with DAZN taking the Worldwide audience.