KSI vs Logan Paul 2: Rematch, Full Fight would happen on November 9, 2019.It’s Round 2 of the battle of the YouTube stars Saturday night, when KSI and Logan Paul will step inside a ring at Staples Center in Los Angeles for a six-round boxing match.
KSI (real name Olajide Olatunji), a 26-year-old from London, became popular on YouTube for his video game commentary and comedy skits. He now has a budding musical career. Logan Paul, 24 is a vlogger, actor and podcaster based in Los Angeles. Both have large followings and have courted controversy with their actions and comments in the past.
The first bout—which took place in Manchester, England—ended in a majority draw, with KSI getting one scorecard in his favor. This time around, it’s Paul who will enjoy the home-soil advantage in Southern California.
Boxing fans turned off by the idea of two novices getting all this attention for a fight still have a reason to tune in. The undercard features the undefeated Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs) making his U.S. debut. He will defend his WBO super middleweight world title against Marcelo Esteban Coceres (28-0-1, 15 KOs). Also on the card is 20-year-old rising star Devin Haney (23-0, 15 KOs), who will put his WBC lightweight world title on the line against Alfredo Santiago.
KSI vs. Logan Paul 2 Fight Info
When: Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET (main card)
Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles
TV: Sky Sports (UK)
Live stream: DAZN (US)
Odds: Logan Paul -200 (bet $200 to win $100), KSI +160 (bet $100 to win $160)
Odds are according to Oddschecker and updates as of Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 a.m. ET.
Eddie Hearn, director of Matchroom Sports, promotes some of the top boxers in the world, including Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and Saunders, to name just a few. Hearn is now backing this amateur affair, which may be puzzling to some, but it’s hard to argue with the numbers. KSI and Paul have incredible followings, as CNN.com’s Ben Morse noted:
“Last month, KSI took to the stage to a huge ovation from the 3,000-strong crowd for a second pre-fight media conference in London. Paul followed shortly after — dressed like a classic movie villain with a pencil mustache and flat black cap — accompanies by deafening boos.