KSI vs Logan Paul one year on: What is the legacy (and future) of YouTuber boxing? | Boxing News

first_img A long and intense face-off ended with KSI shoving Logan Paul The fight was a messy affair and Paul had two points docked for fouling KSI. That was a moment of distress that he needed to overcome.“When I got knocked down? People said: ‘This is it!’“I had five minutes to recover but only took one because I needed to put the pressure on Logan. Even when I was drowsy I knew: ‘I’m not losing this’.“That’s my mind-set with everything – boxing, YouTube, music. If I say that I’m going to win, then I’m going to win.”YouTuber boxing has continued.Jake Paul, Logan’s younger brother, defeated Britain’s AnEsonGib and is scheduled to fight former NBA player Nate Robinson this month. 1:02 A long and intense face-off ended with KSI shoving Logan Paul – Advertisement – 1:14 KSI says beating Logan Paul opened doors to success in other aspects of his career Look back at KSI’s split-decision victory over Logan Paul KSI vs Logan Paul appalled and entertained in equal measure – it was an eccentric, baffling whirlwind of teenagers and online influencers colliding in a spectacle that attracted more eyeballs than they could have ever imagined.The fight itself?In 2018 KSI and Paul brawled to a draw in Manchester in an event dubbed “”the biggest internet event in history” – so on November 9, 2019 they removed their headguards, turned professional, and fought a six-round rematch in Los Angeles which Britain’s KSI won via split decision.“Me and Logan had no right to headline a boxing show like that,” KSI now admits.“A lot of old heads and boxing fanatics were angry, annoyed, confused.“Afterwards people saw what it brought to the scene. It brought a younger audience and got people interested.”That much is true.The stakes for their unique fight a year ago were simple – the loser would become a meme for life, constantly reminded of failure whenever they scrolled through their phone. That was the threat.“If you get knocked out, that’s your career done,” KSI now says.His success in the past 12 months proves there were colossal consequences in that YouTuber boxing match.KSI happily gave Sky Sports his memories on the anniversary but Paul, as you may expect, has not acknowledged it.“Do you see Logan talking about anything? He was a ghost. He saw his socials: ‘You lost, you lost, you lost’.“That sucks.“In the back of your mind it must eat away. No-one wants to lose. Not a lot of people want to be in that situation.”So at what point is it fair to commend these YouTuber boxers for putting on the line the thing that value most? For risking that which they hold dearest? KSI believes that there will be more YouTuber boxing – Advertisement – 0:45 0:33 The trainers clashed at KSI vs Logan Paul press conference! 0:52 Watch KSI’s ring walk ahead of his rematch against Logan Paul Watch KSI’s ring walk ahead of his rematch against Logan Paul – Advertisement – KSI says beating Logan Paul opened doors to success in other aspects of his career The year since has been spent by KSI in a music studio. He has nimbly readjusted to the next phase of a career which started by playing the FIFA video game and streaming it to YouTube, a platform where he currently has 22 million subscribers.“I knew how important it was,” he reflects on the fight.“My legacy was on the line.“If I lost I wouldn’t be able to make a tune with Rick Ross! It wouldn’t have the same feel.“I wouldn’t be as big as I am in music.“Me winning that fight is the reason why so many eyes are now drawn to my music.”KSI has released ‘Really Love’, a song alongside Craig David, and his second album is out next year.“It’s upping my value when it comes to a boxing fight,” he smiles.This was always the plan but would Craig David have looked twice if KSI emerged with a 0-1 boxing record?“I really don’t let things get to me,” KSI said. “Because if I do, I would freak out and panic.“‘I’m fighting in front of millions with everything on the line?’“My head would implode!“I kept everything calm and collected. This was another step in my career that I needed to do to get to the next step.“I knew how big it was. I knew it was humongous. But it never got to me, man.“I never look at social media, newspapers or anything to do with the fight. I focused on training – until the pressure got to me, and I started swinging!” KSI believes that there will be more YouTuber boxing 0:55 KSI on the mooted fight with Jake Paul 1:08 Look back at KSI’s split-decision victory over Logan Paul KSI on the mooted fight with Jake Paul KSI vs Jake Paul is the natural route to go.“We will see more but it’s about finding the right fights,” KSI said. “You need fights where people are invested.“Me and Jake Paul? There is a narrative. I beat his brother, he beat my brother. It is huge. People would love to see it.“It is the finale of fights in terms of YouTuber boxing.”But to entice KSI is now a heftier task than it was a year ago. He added: “Of course I would do it again. I’m waiting for the right contract.“When I was in the Mayweather camp I spoke to people there. I understand how valuable I am, how in demand I am.“Fight Jake Paul for less money than I got for fighting Logan? Why would I do that?”Interestingly Viddal Riley, the 4-0 cruiserweight prospect who acted as KSI’s trainer for the Paul fight, has distanced himself from returning to the YouTuber boxing scene.Riley told Sky Sports: “It needs to stop. It’s gone too far now.“The only fight that makes sense is Jake and KSI. Once that happens, end it on a high note before YouTuber boxing gets a bad name.”KSI’s response?“Once the right money is made, I’ll talk to Viddal and he will come around,” he smiled.So will the rest of us.Watch an exclusive interview with KSI on the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube page. – Advertisement – The enormity of what was on the line between KSI and Logan Paul in YouTuber boxing’s most outrageous moment may only be truly clear a year later.The winner KSI (Knowledge, Strength, Integrity) had his net worth valued at £12 million on The Sunday Times’ Rich List in May 2020 but, since then, has released his debut studio album and, more recently still, a single with Craig David. Yes, really.“I knew that if I won it would open a lot of doors. And it did,” KSI frankly tells Sky Sports one year after beating Paul – but the lure of the boxing ring is proving addictive to him. The trainers clashed at KSI vs Logan Paul press conference! last_img read more

Robredo sees Marcos’ poll protest junked after lead in PET recount

first_img After deducting votes from sustained objections and adding ones earned due to admitted claims, the PET found that Robredo got 1,510,178 votes from the pilot provinces as opposed to Marcos’ 204,512. Robredo said in a television interview that Marcos’ poll protest should be dismissed as he failed to show a “substantial recovery” of votes after a revision and re-appreciation of ballots from his pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. “Kaya ngayon na nilabas na iyong resulta ng recount, inaasahan namin na very soon idi-dismiss na iyong protesta,” Robredo said. “So iyon iyong hinihingi natin ngayon: huwag magpapalit ng rules in the middle of the game.” She added: “Mayroon silang resulta nitong recount. Even before ilabas ito ng Supreme Court, mayroon na silang resulta kasi mayroon na silang mga representatives doon sa recount at alam nila na lalo pang lumamang iyong boto ko,” she added. Robredo slammed allegations thrown by the Marcos camp, saying “it is impossible to manipulate the results of the manual recount as watchers of both camps and Presidential Electoral Tribunal officials were present.” The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), said Robredo’s lead in the three provinces protested by Marcos increased by some 15,000 votes.center_img These figures are higher than the votes Robredo and Marcos got as reflected in the provincial certificates of canvass: 1,493,517 for Robredo and 202,136 for Marcos./PN MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo expects former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s poll protest to be dismissed after results of a manual recount in three pilot provinces have been revealed and showed her increasing her lead by some 15,000 votes. “After the revision and appreciation, the overall, nationwide vote lead of protestee Robredo increased from 263,473 to 278,566,” the PET said in a resolution. “Ang hindi ko naiintindihan kasi parang iyong pagsisinungaling, nakakahawa pala. Kasi pati iyong abogado nagsisinungaling na rin; kasi sila iyong nagpadala ng sarili nilang watchers,” Robredo said.last_img read more

Body found on Indiana farm

first_imgMETAMORA TOWNSHIP, Ind. — A body was found Friday off U.S. 52 in Metamora Township.Police are investigating if it is the body of a Cincinnati woman who has been missing for weeks.A farmer who owns the land called police around noon Friday telling them he found a body on his property.Therese Barrett was reported missing May 9.Police said she suffers from unknown medical and mental issues that require medication.Her car was found off U.S. 52. May 10.last_img

Top Class Sparring Boosts Joshua’s Bid to Win Rematch with Ruiz…

first_imgAnthony Joshua has revamped his sparring with new and improved partners ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, says promoter Eddie Hearn.Joshua “struggled” to identify appropriate sparring partners before his defeat to Ruiz Jr, who replaced original opponent Jarrell Miller, according to Hearn. But it has been a key area of focus before the second fight with Ruiz Jr on December 7, with the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line.“We’ve got that under control,” Hearn told Sky Sports about recruiting sparring partners for Joshua.“Sparring is something we’ve been working at. First time around we only had four weeks, and three weeks of sparring. We found guys but probably not the guys we really wanted.“Now the sparring is top class. He is focused and looking great. Eight weeks to go.“We’re not interested in looking at Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder or anything else. It’s just about winning one of the biggest heavyweight events of all time.”Joshua denied rumours that he had been knocked down in sparring before the first Ruiz Jr fight, and told AJ: The Untold Truth about his frustrations.Speaking about previous sparring partners Joshua said: “I feel like people are more interested in their five minutes of fame.“Even in sparring, everyone wants to be famous, rather than a good fighter.“You can’t even enjoy your training and work on things without someone trying to make up false allegations, and trying to get five minutes of fame.“You bring someone into your training camp to do them a favour, you’re paying them, nothing like [the knock-down rumour] in that nature has happened, you beat them up in every round, then they go and do an interview.“It just happens all the time in boxing, there is just a lot of envy.”Hearn previously explained: “It’s so difficult to replicate the style of Andy Ruiz. The guy is 6’1”, he’s 19st, and he’s got speed like a middleweight.“It’s one thing getting a sparring partner in, it’s getting them to let their hands go against Anthony Joshua. Would you want to do it? You’ve got to be mad to even spar with him, let alone fight him.“Last time we tried to get the sparring in, we struggled a little bit, no excuses, but this time around the preparation has got to be spot on.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

U-17 national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina gathered in Zenica

first_imgThe U-17 national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina gathered on Sunday at the Football Federation of BiH Training Center in Zenica, led for the first time by new selector Nermin Sabic.“A new challenge is ahead of me, but also a big commitment, given that this is our most successful selection, which has made it to the big competition three times. We have a lot of player monitoring to do. I hope this camp will serve us to have a clearer picture and better insight into what we have at our disposal. When the championship starts, we will follow other players and try to expand this base even more, ”said Sabic.Cadets will gather in Zenica until January 14th.last_img