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KSI vs Logan Paul press conference LIVE: YouTube stars trade verbal blows in first meeting since amateur fight

The pair met for the first time since their fight last year

Adam Hamdani
Sunday 15 September 2019 03:31
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KSI and Logan Paul came face to face for the first time since fighting in August last year.

In the first bout, records were broken as the pair of YouTubers - and at the time, amateur boxers, fought to a majority draw in what was dubbed the “Biggest Internet Event in History”.

Both men said they were disappointed in the trash talking the other had to offer, but ultimately what will matter is what happens in the ring on 9 November. Recap on the press conference below.

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the first press conference of KSI vs Logan Paul II.

The rematch is officially on and it's set to take place on 9 November at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.

The feud between the pair started well over a year ago when KSI called Paul out after defeating Joe Weller by technical knockout, and their first fight - in the amateur ranks, saw 18,000 fill out the Manchester Arena, with 1.3 million people paying £7.50 each to watch on pay-per-view.

We'll be bringing you live updates from tonight's press conference and all the build up until then.

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So what has KSI said so far?

"Finally, after over a year since our rematch, I get to enter the ring once again to fight Logan Paul.

“If I’m being honest, I didn’t fight well at all in the first fight, and even then, I still managed to draw against him.

“This time I won’t make it so close, especially now that it’s a pro fight, no head guards and 10oz gloves hahahaha, the time to end him is nearing. I can’t wait to see the memes of him slumped on the ground after I’ve repeatedly beaten the life out of him. He’s facing a different animal this time. He will soon realize.

“Big shoutout to DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA for hosting a monumental fight that will be in the record books whether people like it or not. November 9 is the day ‘The Nightmare’ becomes his reality.”

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And this is what Logan Paul has had to say:

“I’m excited to ruin JJs face and I want to thank DAZN for giving me the platform to do so. 

“Last fight, KSI couldn’t beat me with only three months of training under my belt. For the past year, while JJ has been wasting his time trying to become a rapper, I’ve been training every single day. I’m finally getting what I wanted from the beginning – no headgear, 10oz gloves, and the opportunity to dismantle JJ’s repugnant face in Los Angeles, my home city.

“After November 9, the embarrassment of losing will eat away at KSI’s ego for the next decade; he will be afraid to show face in America. This time, I won’t leave it up to the judges. 

“I’ve been a DAZN fan for a very long time, so it’s an honor to partner with DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA for what will become the biggest combat sporting event of the year.”

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Look who it is

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It's expected that some undercard fighters will be announced at this evening's press conference.

As first reported on The Independent, both WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and Devin Haney are expected to feature on the card.

A UK broadcaster - likely Sky Sports, will also be confirmed this evening.

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