KSI has explained why he thinks he could beat fellow YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match, stressing that “styles make fights”.
KSI, real name JJ Olatunji, fought Paul’s older brother Logan to a draw in an amateur bout in 2018, before beating the American via split decision in a professional contest in 2019.
Prior to his first fight against Logan Paul, KSI beat fellow British YouTuber Joe Weller via technical knockout. That amateur bout marked KSI’s first – and only other – time competing.
Since his loss to KSI, Logan Paul has fought just once, going all eight rounds with boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition contest last summer. Jake Paul, meanwhile, stopped KSI’s younger brother Deji in an amateur bout on the undercard of KSI vs Logan Paul I. Since then, the 24-year-old has turned professional and gone 5-0.
Across those five fights, Paul has knocked out fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, former MMA champion Ben Askren, and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. The knockout of Woodley came in Paul’s most recent outing, in December, after the YouTube star outpointed the 39-year-old in August.