On Saturday, November 9th at 9pm ET, ‘The Nightmare’ KSI will face off against Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul in their professional boxing debuts for the YouTube Boxing Championship.
KSI vs Logan Paul 2
Gone are the headguards and the change from the 12 to 10-ounce gloves dramatically increases the likelihood of a knockout. Both fighters have taken this to the next level, with former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs training Paul & KSI’s team include Jeff Mayweather and legendary cutman Stitch Duran.
This is the hotly anticipated rematch after the ‘biggest amateur boxing match in history’, their first fight in Manchester Arena that ended in a majority draw. With the war of words between the two escalating, with KSI mocking Paul’s dead dog and Paul commenting on KSI’s reported family issues. The two have huge and intensely loyal fans that total around 40 million subscribers on YouTube and their individual 40 Days episodes already having 10 million views (the links are included below) with the hope that this fight opens boxing up to a whole new generation of fans.
The Undercard also features two genuine boxing stars: First, with one of Boxing’s rising stars, 20-year-old WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney (23-0, 15 KOs) against the undefeated Dominican Alfredo Santiago (12-0, 4 KOs), which should be a serious test for Haney who was only awarded his world title in September.
This will be followed by, the WBO Super Middlewight Champion, Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs) defending his title against Marcelo Esteban Coceres (28-0-1, 15 KOs). Which if successful could set him up for fights against Canelo & Golovkin or Callum Smith.
Thoughts and prediction
To get you ready for KSI and vs Logan Paul 2 I have writtten another peice on if this event is good or bad for the sport of boxing – you can read my thoughts here.
In terms of my prediction – I have no idea and I’m not overly sure who will come out on top! In terms of watching some of their training clips leading up to this I do think Logan will have the edge as the bigger guy in the earlier rounds, but maybe if KSI can take him into the later rounds he has better chance of taking him out with his better stamina. But having watched the press conference last night KSI and his team look to be getting more annoyed due to the the weird nature of Logan and Shannon Briggs and just may have won the psychological battle. We’ll see on fight night, but I’ll go with Logan TKO.
Where can I watch KSI vs Logan Paul 2
You can watch the fight on DAZN in the USA/Canada/Germany/Switzerland/Italy/Japan and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK/Ireland on November 9th.
Other countries should check out Fite TV if you can’t find anywhere else.
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To get you ready for fight night this Saturday why not check out KSI and Logan Paul’s 40 Days Documentaries!
Enjoy the fight!