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KSI vs Logan Paul prize money: How much will fight winner take home after rematch?

KSI vs Logan Paul 2 takes place in Los Angeles tonight

Luke Brown
Sunday 10 November 2019 13:00
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KSI and Logan Paul face off ahead of professional boxing debut

KSI and Logan Paul will finally fight tonight as their eagerly-anticipated rematch takes place in Los Angeles – and both men are poised to make a pretty penny.

The two YouTubers are technically fighting for the ‘YouTube Championship Belt’ – a fetching red and gold strap initially handed to KSI by London heavyweight Dereck Chisora.

But there’s also a lot of money at stake, too.

Both men will earn a guaranteed $900k, per the Californian State Athletic Commission.

That’s only slightly less than Devin Haney, the WBC lightweight champion of the world, who fights Alfredo Santiago Alvarez on the undercard.

But it’s more than the British WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will earn for his fight with the undefeated Marcelo Esteban Coceres. Saunders – an unbeaten world champion who has defeated the likes of Chris Eubank Jr, Andy Lee and David Lemieux – will make just $750k.

The first fight between KSI and Paul generated a cool $11m – although that doesn’t mean the two men divided the profits 50/50.

This fight is expected to make even more money, with both KSI and Logan Paul able to boost their profits through various sponsorship deals.

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's coverage of KSI vs Logan Paul II.

The day has finally arrived! After two years of trash talking and an amateur bout, the two YouTubers finally cross over into the big time.

We'll have all the build up to the big one as well as live coverage of the event itself, so stay tuned.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 16:03
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We’re still quite a way from tonight’s show gets started, so have a little read on everything you need to know about it. 

From the undercard to the main event.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 16:12
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Logan Paul has weighed in the much heavier man - but size and look doesn’t always matter, as we’ve seen a number of times in boxing over the year.

Check out the highlights from yesterday’s weigh in.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 16:27
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After a long and somewhat taxing fight week full of trash talking, you’ll be surprised to hear both men are actually tired of talking.

“I’m kind of done talking, it’s time to let my fists talk,” Logan Paul said after they weighed in.

"It's over for him,” KSI responded.

"He should have beat me in the last fight, that was his best opportunity.

"Look at my team, my team is stacked. I've got Larry Wade, he's trained Shawn Porter and he's currently training Luis Ortiz. I've got Jeff Mayweather as my trainer as well. I've got Viddal Riley, Leon Williams, I've got Stitch Duran as my cut-man.

"Look at the team, I'm stacked. He has Shannon Briggs, he has a hype-man. It's over for him, it's literally over for him."

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 16:51
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Amongst the circus, there are also a couple of world title fights at the Staples Centre.

Devin Haney faces Alfredo Santiago in the first defence of his WBC lightweight title, while Billy Joe Saunders looks to hold onto his WBO super-middleweight belt against Marcelo Esteban Coceres.

When asked to describe himself to the American crowd, Saunders did what Saunders does.

“I’m a sexy motherf*****”

He’s also a pretty good boxer, so make sure you tune in not just to see his looks.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 17:02
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You might not be on board with KSI vs Logan Paul facing in the professional ranks, but you should pay attention to it.

Vithushan Ehantharajah explains why.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 17:27
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At the press conference on Thursday night, tempers reached fever pitch, with KSI telling his opponent “I’m going to f****** kill you”.

He has since clarified his comments.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 17:46
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One man almost stealing all the headlines over this whole event is former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs.

At yesterday’s weigh-in, he was see seen throwing punches towards KSI’s team.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 18:33
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We also have our man Steve Bunce out in Los Angeles - and he’s taken a look at if the fight is a crime against boxing.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 19:01
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That size difference could be the difference tonight, and Logan Paul thinks he might just have some fun with it.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 November 2019 19:21

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