KSI vs Logan Paul: Eddie Hearn reveals how much rematch will cost on pay-per-view in UK

Exclusive: The fee to watch the professional rematch on Sky Sports Box Office has been revealed

Adam Hamdani
Friday 27 September 2019 15:41
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The highly anticipated rematch between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office for a £9.95 fee, The Independent can reveal.

The two YouTube stars meet in a rematch of their highly anticipated amateur bout, which ended in a controversial majority draw.

It was first reported by The Independent that the fight would be on 9 November at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California – and both men are deep in their respective training camps for the bout.

With the first generating so much interest both in the UK and US, including over 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, a number of broadcasters showed interest in having the fight exclusively on their shores.

On DAZN is where it will fall worldwide, while it has now been confirmed that it will be on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

“It will be a lot cheaper than a standard Saturday night, £9.95, so around half price,” Hearn said speaking exclusively to The Independent.

“We want Billy Joe Saunders to be part of the preview, I don’t want to restrict his UK audience viewing. Maybe building up to the night, KSI and maybe one other US fight on PPV.”

With KSI and Paul possessing a combined subscriber count of over 40m on YouTube, it would make sense to put the fight exactly where the fans are.

Hearn disagrees.

“The beauty of Sky Box Office offering is the ease of the PPV. We do PPV’s from 300,000 buys to 1.4 million buys and everybody knows how to do it and where to find it. It’s just about do we want to do it on YouTube PPV or Sky Box Office PPV, my gut is Sky Box Office PPV because it’s much simpler, everyone understands. These young kids get it, you can put it on any website and they’d find it.

“This is a one off event, it won’t be Carl Froch, Tony Bellew, Matthew Macklin, it will be an entertainment package. You need to put together from an audience that they understand.

KSI and Logan Paul are set to fight again

“When we did the press conference in America, about 1,000 fans turned up and no one knew who I was. I was walking around and no one knew, same with Matthew Macklin, you need a little bit of that because you need the boxing entertainment but you need guys who appeal to that market.”

Neither man have had a single professional bout before, with just three in the amateur ranks between them. Win or lose, Hearn believes both men could still retain high interest.

“I don’t know,” Hearn says with a grin about the potential of signing either man to Matchroom.

“The first fight wasn’t Ali-Frazier but it was decent, it was a good entertaining fight. Someone might get brutally KO’d and then people want to see more of them. If they’re a professional fighter and they go 1-0, who knows!? I’m not looking at it for the future of their careers, I’m looking at it as a one off.”

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