KSI explains why he didn’t call out Jake Paul after winning two fights on one night
YouTube star KSI picked up his second and third professional victories against rapper Swarmz and professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda last night, but failed to call out bitter rival Paul for his next fight
KSI admits he needs more time before settling his bitter rivalry with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul.
The YouTube star – real name JJ Olatunji – revived his YouTube boxing career last night with a double victory over rapper Swarmz and professional fighter Luis Pineda at a sold-out O2 arena in London. During the build-up to his ring return, KSI had been exchanging verbal barbs with long-term foe Paul.
The pair have been rivals ever since Paul defeated KSI’s brother Deji in a white-collar bout, and they have plotted a fight ever since which initially looked unlikely with the British star stepping away from the ring. However now it looks more likely than ever, but KSI is eyeing a number of other tests before the pinnacle fight of YouTube boxing.
Legit, there’s so many people I need to go through before I get to Jake,” KSI said. “Jake is definitely the main goal but soon come. Just getting my work in, getting my rounds in.” He then reeled off a list of potential foes, adding: “Slim [Albaher] looks good, I want a piece of that. Austin [McBroom] vs. AnEson Gib, I want the winner of that.
“Andrew Tate, I want a piece of that. Tommy Fury, I want a piece of that. I’m warmed up and I’m excited. Nothing can harm me.” Paul issued a quick response to his potential opponent’s victory, writing: “Smart man KSI is not calling me out. He knows the truth.” Paul is likely to be unavailable until next year at the earliest himself as he first navigates his own ring return this October with an undefeated opponent already inked to fight.
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Many believe KSI vs Paul has potential to be one of the best selling pay-per-views in boxing history despite it’s audience being limited to the influencer sphere. It would likely generate huge interest to a new wave of boxing fans, and KSI has already offered to stage the event in Wembley Stadium.
He made a winner-takes-all wager with Paul on social media before his two victories, tweeting: “I’m going to send you a contract. We fight next year. Wembley Stadium. Winner of the fight takes all. 100 per cent of the purse will be on the line. Put your money where your mouth is and let’s finally end this. Will you accept Jake Paul?”
Paul quickly accepted the mega-fight, replying: “Good morning guy ‘fighting’ rapper with t-shirt on. Your hometown and winner takes all. 1000 per cent I accept, but one condition… you have to reply and admit that as of TODAY when it comes to boxing, I am better.” KSI then ended the agreement: As of today in boxing you’re better. Let’s run it b****.”