KSI responds to Logan Paul appealing the fight decision from YouTube showdown

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The loser of the biggest event in YouTube history between KSI and Logan Paul was always going to find it difficult to cope.

It seems that – despite his defeat – Paul does not feel like a loser and has instead decided to legally challenge the decision.

The two collided in the Staples Center to partake in what turned out to be DAZN’s most viewed fight ever.

On away soil, though, it was the Watford-born Brit who amounted victorious.

KSI took the bout via a split points decision in Los Angeles, with the deciding judge casting the final vote 56-55 in favour of Olajide William Olatunji, or JJ, as he’s more widely known.

During the fight, Paul recorded a knockdown on ‘The Nightmare’, but was deducted two points for punching his opponent on the back of the head as he fell to the ground.

Amid the knockdown, Paul can be seen holding KSI’s neck whilst delivering an uppercut which – in turn – is also an illegal move in the sport, remembering of course that the event was their professional debut.

The American YouTube sensation has taken the decision to appeal the two-point deduction, believing that he ought to have been given a caution before being punished. If Paul hadn’t received the penalty, he would have – mathematically – won the fight.

On hearing the news that his opponent has decided to appeal the verdict, KSI has claimed that Paul just can’t take losing.

He said: “Certain man can’t take a defeat, SMH, what happened to ‘first round decapitation?’"

He then quoted Logan about the third round knockdown that wasn’t counted, saying: “‘The ref told me that wasn’t a knockdown’ - but now he wants to have a go at the ref for his decisions.

“Either way, Logan’s knockdown should have never been a knockdown in the first place.

“Man had to fight dirty to drop me, and then even when I was on the ground, he hit me in the back of the head, dirty c***."

KSI also had a knockdown ruled away after the referee deemed that Paul had slipped; it’s a decision the influencer is still questioning now.

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“He doesn’t mention my knockdown not counting though,” concluded KSI.

On his attempt to overturn the result, Logan said: “My team and I have decided to file an official appeal for the fight, because we just don't believe the outcome was right.

"I truthfully 100 per cent believe I did not lose this fight.

"This is a plea to the California State Athletic Commission, I would just hope that you give this the weight that it deserves.

"Because I fear that we aren't real professional fighters, it may be overlooked, but I know this means a lot to me, my team, my friends and most importantly my fans.

"Even if the outcome doesn't come back in my favour, please treat it as a normal boxing appeal."

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