Jake Paul vs KSI rivalry could settle with a fight
The feud between Jake Paul and KSI has been widely discussed on various social media platforms. The two boxing superstars and internet personalities have been having heated discussions for quite some time. The postponement of Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr.’s fight at Madison Square Garden shifted the dynamic of their rivalry. To hear KSI tell it, the fight was called off because of poor ticket sales. Asked if he would fight KSI, Jake Paul replied, “Yes.” After much consideration, KSI has decided to settle their long-running rivalry with a winner-take-all bout at Wembley. The current timeline would put a Wembley Stadium fight between Jake Paul and KSI sometime in early 2023.
In 2018, KSI kicked off his boxing career with a TKO victory over YouTuber Joe Weller. After that win, KSI issued a challenge to Jake and Logan Paul, the YouTube sensation known as the Paul Brothers. Jake Paul, who also wanted the fight, publicly ridiculed KSI on Twitter in order to get it. They both made viral parody videos on YouTube that insulted one another and gained millions of views. Yet, inside the Manchester Arena, Jake Paul engaged in combat with KSI’s brother Deji and ultimately defeated him. Conversely, KSI fought Jake’s brother Logan Paul and ended up with a majority draw after going the distance.
The main event at the Staples Center was set up thanks to the involvement of Matchroom Boxing in the KSI-Logan rivalry. That match ended in a split decision for KSI over Logan Paul. After that, everything was fine. Including victories over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul is now 5-0 in his professional MMA career. At MSG, Paul was scheduled to fight Hasim Rahman, his toughest opponent to date, but the bout was canceled at the last minute. Paul’s bout with Tommy Fury had already been postponed prior to that. The situation was sparked when KSI made fun of Jake Paul, reigniting their rivalry.
The fight scheduled for August 27, 2022, between KSI and Alex Wassabi has been called off due to Wassabi’s concussion. Meanwhile, Jake Paul declared that he would engage KSI in combat. However, rapper Swarmz will be KSI’s opponent at the O2 Arena for the main event of the DAZN PPV.
When will Jake Paul vs KSI take place?
KSI is still willing to fight Paul, but only on his terms. A bout between Jake Paul and KSI, long anticipated by boxing fans, appears likely to take place in the first few months of 2023.