The details of KSI and Logan Paul’s much anticipated rematch have been finalised, with around six weeks to go until the pair face off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The YouTubers first clashed at Manchester Arena in August last year, when the bout was called as a controversial majority draw, with two judges handing the fighters 57 points each.
A second meeting was being discussed before KSI and Paul even took to the ring in Manchester. As expected, the clash will take place in Paul’s native USA, and is listed for November 9.
WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will take part in the preview, although no opponent has yet been confirmed.
The decision has been taken for Sky to screen the fight on pay-per-view in the UK, despite widespread calls to use YouTube’s service.
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Speaking to The Independent, Eddie Hearn suggested that Sky was preferable due to a simpler user interface.
It has also been confirmed that the PPV cost for the event will be a reasonable £9.99, cheaper than most other boxing event screened through the channel’s box office.
“It will be a lot cheaper than a standard Saturday night, £9.99, so around half price,” Hearn said.
“We want Billy Joe Saunders to be part of the preview, I don’t want to restrict his UK audience viewing. Maybe building up to the night, KSI and maybe one other US fight on PPV.”
It remains to be seen how many of the duo’s combined subscribers will jump ship to Sky, and it remains a questionable decision to hand screening rights to a broadcaster.
Perhaps the move could be a sign of an increasing will to partner celebrity names with events in the ring, through an expansion of white collar boxing.
Hearn was quick to dismiss talk of signing either KSI or Paul to Matchroom boxing however.News Now - Sport News