Logan Paul admits his rivalry with KSI was fake and 'all for show' as third fight is ruled out

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Logan Paul has claimed his rivalry with KSI was 'all for show' after he was defeated in the pair's rematch on Saturday night. 

The American was edged out on a narrow split decision by his British opponent after going six rounds in Los Angeles. 

Immediately following the bout, Paul claimed that his rivalry with KSI - whose real name is Olajide William Olatunji - was all faked. 

"I just want to say fair play to JJ," the YouTuber said after the fight.

"You're one of the toughest people I know. You've earned everything you've got in life.

"You had my respect before this. I can talk trash but it's all for show, it's all for selling dude. You're one of the toughest people I know and I wish you all the best." 

The confirmation that it was all for show may come as a surprise to some fans, given just how personal their rivalry has been since it began back in 2018. 

Both men exchanged a war of words and constantly insulted each other and their families in the build-up to both fights. 

KSI won on a narrow split decision

Just last week, KSI claimed his rival was 'going to f***ing die' and later had to clarify his comments by saying he only wanted to end Logan's YouTube career. 

With Paul's suggestion that there's no real bad blood, his opponent also went on to confirm that a third boxing fight is very unlikely, saying that he's 'done' and ready to move 'onto the next thing'.   

KSI did also share his respect for Paul. 

Both men shared their respect post-fight

"You know what, we've gotta have some respect. It takes a big man to get in the ring and you're a big man," the victor said.

"You made me work today and you made me work last year as well. Thank you for a good fight, brother." 

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