KSI knocks out sparring partner ahead of Logan Paul fight

  • Rob Swan

KSI v Logan Paul may not be a fight designed with boxing purists in mind but the viewing figures are still likely to be astronomical.

Between the two of them, they have 40 million subscribers on YouTube alone.

Eddie Hearn, promoter of the KSI v Logan Paul rematch, revealed on Thursday that the DAZN USA ’40 Days’ fight documentaries posted by the two social media stars on Wednesday had already amassed a whopping 5.3 million views.

Sky Sports Box Office are showing the fight, which takes place on November 9 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

UK viewers who want to watch the pay-per-view fight live will need to fork out £9.95.

Logan Paul is the bookmakers’ marginal favourite, priced at 1/2, while KSI (real name “JJ” Olatunji) is around 13/8 to win the rematch. There’s little between them in the eyes of the bookies.

But KSI’s odds might shorten slightly after footage was posted by The Mayweather Channel showing the 26-year-old knocking out his sparring partner.

KSI, wearing Arsenal’s current away shirt, drops his unnamed opponent with a flurry of quick-fire blows.

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He’s certainly looking in pretty decent shape and this might be because he’s been put through a hard training camp in Las Vegas with head coach Viddal Riley, experienced advisor Jeff Mayweather and trainer Leon Wills.

“This camp is tough man,” KSI is quoted as telling the Mayweather Channel. “But I know it’s going to turn me into a beast to the point where Logan is just going to look into my eyes and say ‘I don’t want any of this’.

“I think he’ll give up, maybe even round one or two after he realises that I’m a different animal to last year.

“I’m training so hard, everything is so solid, my team solid, food is good, it’s even better now.”

KSI also posted a tweet earlier this week in which he called people who think Logan Paul will win their upcoming bout as “stupid as hell”.

However, when you see the size and physical condition of Logan Paul it’s hard not to feel a little fearful for KSI.

His American opponent, 24, is currently being trained by Shannon ‘Let’s Go Champ!’ Briggs and he was looking In confident mood at a recent 20-minute open workout.

You can find odds for the fight with GMB here. Please note odds are subject to change.

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