After several weeks of excitement, the boxing match between YouTube personalities Logan Paul and KSI finally happened – but the result is far from most people expected.
Their fans dubbed this fight as ‘the moment we’ve all been waiting for’, which is no surprise, as KSI has over 19 million YouTube subscribers and Logan has over 18 million.
Logan and KSI both delivered and their fight lasted six rounds as they exchanged blows in the ring. Supporters of the rivals filled every seat in the Manchester Arena and cheered for the YouTubers.
Before the match, both fighters had backed themselves and predicted that they’re going to knock the opponent out. However, none of their promises was fulfilled as the fight ended in a majority draw.
Biggest Fight Turned Into ‘Biggest Scam’
With the event selling over 70,000 PPVs, more than 800,000 streamers, and 18,000 audiences at the arena, it’s no wonder why this fight was billed as the “biggest event in internet history.” Both of the YouTube stars gave their all, and when the results were announced, some of the audience booed over the disappointment.
Two of the judges voted for a draw giving both fighters 57-57, while one voted for KSI with a 58-57 victory, thus ending in a “majority draw.” This means KSI got to keep the YouTube Boxing Championship Belt which he won in February after defeating Joe Weller.
Despite the significant number of buys, there were still at least a half a million more people who were able to watch on illegal streams, despite the attempts of the organisers to stop them. The illegal streaming, along with the disappointing result, made those who paid to watch the fight even more furious.
YouTube personality BigNik was also disappointed with the results – and he even mistakenly wrote 2019.
KSI vs. Logan Paul fight
BIGGEST SCAM OF 2019!!
— BigNik (@BigNik) August 25, 2018
It Wasn’t That Bad, Though
Logan Paul vs KSI was the main event for the match that also featured of Jake Paul vs Deji, two YouTubers who are the brothers of the chief rivals. Jake Paul won the first fight against Deji, making fans even more excited to witness the main bout.
At the end of the fight, Logan Paul said that he felt like he won the match. But it seems like the two are looking to face each other again. A rematch was suggested by KSI which Logan Paul agreed to, saying that they would have to meet once again in another fight.
This is the first of the YouTube stars’ two scheduled fights, with the second one to be held in February 2019.
All in all, it wasn’t that bad. Despite the different career path, both fighters gave their supporters a great match. And with the rematch on the works, is it possible that their next fight would finally be taken seriously by the people? Let’s see.