Discuss a rumble! Logan Paul was docked 2 factors after knocking KSI to the bottom — finally main him to lose the extremely anticipated match!
The drama was at an all-time excessive as YouTube stars Logan Paul, 24, and Olajide “KSI” Olatunji, 26, took one another on within the final boxing match. The pair confronted off at Staples Heart in Los Angeles within the extremely anticipated occasion on Saturday, Nov. 9 and it didn’t disappoint! After six intense rounds, KSI was named the winner by a slim two factors and whereas KSI’s followers had been ecstatic, Logan Paul stans had been not having it!
Logan was docked two factors after throwing KSI a double blow — together with one to the again of the top — knocking his opponent proper all the way down to the bottom. KSI had a visibly bleeding gum after the hit, prompting the referee to get bounce in. “You hit him when he was down! You possibly can’t try this s–t!” the ref could possibly be heard yelling at Logan, as he known as a 5-minute break for KSI to relaxation. “Take away 2 factors for punching when he was down,” the ref then added. Logan regarded low power within the earlier rounds in opposition to KSI, however followers theorized that Logan’s technique was maybe to tire KSI out.
After the match, Logan expressed that he the ultimate numbers weren’t “honest” — believing he ought to have gained, sans the 2 level deduction. Logan followers agreed on Twitter,“Logan gained certainly. actually the two punches he threw after ksi being knocked down he didn’t throw logan would have gained. was actually 2 factors off on the final rating card.” One other , “With out the 2-point deduction Logan Paul wins the battle.”
Logan saved it stylish after the match, although, and confirmed the last word sportsmanship. “You had my respect earlier than this match,” he stated to KSI on-camera. “You’re one of many hardest individuals I do know, and I want you the most effective.” Logan additionally confirmed he’ll completely be again for one more boxing spherical sooner or later — and KSI recommended that he ought to tackle retired wrestler CM Punk! Maybe Logan will lastly get Kendall Jenner‘s consideration?
“Final time I used to be scared,” KSI stated in an interview after the spherical, referring to the pairs 2018 match. “I used to be scared to battle. I used to be scared to shut to him. This time I went in and simply saved going…I’m victorious!” KSI followers weren’t thrilled that he introduced he wouldn’t be pursuing boxing additional. “[Boxing] is finished for me, it’s achieved — I’m onto the subsequent factor ya’ll!” he added.
The occasion, dubbed the web occasion of the century, had a star-studded viewers together with Justin Bieber, 25, who was there to help Logan within the third row and hugged him after the match! The “Sorry” singer could possibly be seen excitedly leaping up and clapping a number of occasions as he wore a brilliant yellow hoodie and headband by his personal line Drewhouse. Legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer emceed the occasion, and rapper Rick Ross bought issues going with a high-energy efficiency. YouTuber Austin McBroom and rapper Wiz Khalifa may be seen within the viewers!
Logan and KSI have gone head-to-head earlier than in a headline-making London match again in 2018. Spherical 1 was an enormous success because it was attended by 21,000 at Manchester Area, and watched by over 800,000 individuals! KSI narrowly edged out Logan, as two judges scored the match it 57–57 and a 3rd scored 58–57 — in favor of KSI.
“We’ve been on simmer all day, however proper now, I really feel nice,” Logan instructed streaming platform KAZN in his dressing room minutes earlier than they stepped out at Staples Heart. “It’s going to be loopy, thanks guys for popping out — tonight will mark the top of the wildest journey of my life and I wish to thanks.” He additionally had a message for the haters: “Give us a shot, however if you happen to don’t like what you see — however if you happen to don’t like what you see, we’ve put in an excessive amount of work for this to not be the best present of 2019. We’re ready for every thing.”
The second match did some some variations from the primary: the 2 males opted for a smaller glove measurement and to go sans headgear. The pair fought with 12 ounce gloves in London — which have extra padding — however used 10 ounce gloves for Saturday’s battle. The lighter gloves imply there’s extra impression in every punch. Additionally they opted for much less rounds, decreasing the quantity from 12 to 6.