KSI and Logan Paul to take YouTube rivalry back into the ring

By Sports Desk September 03, 2019

YouTube personalities KSI and Logan Paul will face off in a rematch at the Staples Center in November, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olatunji, and Paul went head-to-head at Manchester Arena in a white-collar bout in August 2018 which became the most viewed non-professional boxing match of all time.

A rematch has was announced on Tuesday, with Los Angeles' Staples Center selected as the venue for a November 9 fight which will feature super-middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders on the undercard.

While the first fight – which finished in a majority draw – was an amateur showdown, the duo will both turn professional for the rematch, with Hearn confirming there will be no head guards and that 10oz gloves will also be used.

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