Logan Paul says he’ll knock KSI out in the third round of their boxing match

Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul is taking aim at fellow YouTuber KSI ahead of their upcoming boxing match.

The two social media stars, who’ve traded insults and trash talk for months, are scheduled to face off later this year in the UK in a much-anticipated match.

Though Paul is a newcomer to YouTube celebrity boxing, his opponent has some experience, defeating Joe Weller in three rounds back in February.

YouTube star Logan Paul is slated to soon take on KSI on August 25 in the Manchester Arena

In a recent interview with TMZ, Paul didn’t hold back his contempt for his upcoming rival.

‘It’s real beef, I hate the kid,’ he said.

He also boasted about taking down KSI early on in the match, stating: ‘It’s not a prediction, its fact. Third round knockout. I’m fighting a sack of potatoes. KSI, you suck.

‘It’s gonna be a big deal. I don’t think this kid knows what he’s gotten into.’

He also said that his upcoming bout would help give boxing more exposure, stating: ‘This is a big step not only for the Internet community, but boxing in general – we’re going to do great things.’

When will the match take place?

The boxing match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Where will the match take place?

The match will be held at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Match odds

The odds for the match are reportedly 1/2 for KSI and 6/4 for Logan Paul.

Match tickets

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6pm BST and can be found here.

The undercard match will feature Paul’s younger brother Jake and KSI’s younger sibling Deji.

Who is Logan Paul?

Logan Paul is an Internet personality who currently has more than 17 million subscribers on YouTube.

He was born on April 1, 1995 in Westlake, Ohio.

After posting videos on YouTube and Vine in his senior year of high school, he attended Ohio University before dropping out to relocate to Los Angeles, California to focus on his rising career. He quickly accumulated millions of followers through his comedy videos and vlogs, eventually making other media appearances on TV shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and in advertising campaigns for brands like PepsiCo and HBO.

Paul’s videos, however popular, often attracted controversy. The most notorious incident occurred after he uploaded a video on December 31, 2017 of a deceased man in Japan’s ‘suicide forest.’ 

The video quickly drew an intense backlash from fans, celebrities, politicians and other YouTubers, resulting in Paul’s removal of it and a subsequent apology on Twitter.

YouTube condemned the video and removed him from Google Preferred, its preferred ad program, and also halted the production of one of his films for the video-sharing platform.

Paul later pledged $1 million (£759,100) to suicide prevention organizations and resumed posting videos on February 4, 2018 after a month-long hiatus.

Logan Paul’s net worth is estimated to be about $14 million (£9.8m).

Who is KSI?

KSI is a YouTube personality known for his mix of music, gaming and comedy content. His channel currently boasts more than 18.7 million subscribers.

He was born as Olajide William Olatunji on June 19, 1993 in London.

After creating his first YouTube channel in April 2008, he made his current channel in July 2009, quickly garnering a following for his video game content. He later branched out into comedy and music, releasing his debut EP Keep Up on January 8, 2016 with his debut single Lamborghini peaking at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart in 2015. 

He also previously fought fellow YouTuber Joe Weller on February 3, 2018 in London, defeating him in three rounds.

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