Boxing Fight Between Logan Paul and KSI Ends in a Draw

Image KSI

Image KSI

The big boxing match between YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI went down today with the fight unsurprisingly being declared a draw to make room for a rematch, but the real winners were the viewers who bypassed YouTube to watch it for free on Twitch.

Anything they have done in the build-up to the fight has generated massive numbers on their social media platforms. Jake Paul won the first fight against Deji, making fans even more excited to witness the main bout.

All to jump on board the hype and publicity train. Both KSI & Logan Paul have taken a slight break from their hectic online upload schedules, although both sides traded diss tracks posted on YouTube as the anticipation for the fight ramps up. The contest was also screened live on YouTube for £7.50 ($10), with boxing legend Michael Buffer announcing the seven-fight card.

If it were to do well this will likely set a huge precedence not just in boxing, but for live internet events of any kind, in terms of their success on YouTube as a pay per view channel. However, none of their promises was fulfilled as the fight ended in a majority draw.

One judge scored it 58-57 for KSI, but two judges handed in scores of 57-57. At one point, it seemed as though his opponent wasn't going to be able to handle his heavy punches for long, but KSI came back with his own flurry of punches.

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Paul's brother Jake defeated KSI's younger sibling Deji via TKO on the undercard and later called out singer-songwriter Chris Brown.

Inevitably, this result will nearly certainly lead to a rematch.

"I guess we have to have a rematch", KSI said after fellow YouTuber True Geordie explained to him what a majority draw actually meant.

And it was tense, both parties were laughing at each other with faces being pulled and even younger brother, and victor of the previous match, Jake Paul jumped in the ring at the end of the second round after a cheeky little punch from JJ.

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