Battle of the YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI ends in controversy
It's all over (for now, at least)
After all the internet hype and all the Twitter trash talk, KSI and Logan Paul - a couple of YouTubers most people over the age of 15 probably don't know a great deal about - had their fight.
Taking place in front of 18,000 in the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, the boxing match between the pair attracted a global audience of millions. Such was the interest in the bout that the events undercard, on YouTube for £7.50, drew an audience for 795,000.
However, after going the full distance of six rounds the bout ended in a majority draw: KSI given a 58-57 win by one judge; the other two scoring it as a 57-57 draw.
Paul, best known on these shores for the controversy over his Suicide Forest video earlier this year, had the better of the first two rounds of the fight, the American landing a number of jabs and body shots on KSI.
KSI appeared to dominate from thereon, particularly in the final round where he seemed to connect with a number of his punches.
Inevitably, this result will almost certainly lead to a rematch. In fact, it was already being talked up by KSI within seconds of the result being confirmed. He declared:
"I guess we have to have a rematch."
You just know that there’s gonna be months of new drama vids of ksi and Logan Paul until the rematch. WHY COULDN’T THE JUDGES JUST PICK ONE WINNER!? 😩 #KSIvLogan
— Adam B (@Adam_byt) August 25, 2018
— Kiera (@KieraRC) August 25, 2018
RT if you were smart enough to watch KSI VS Logan Paul for FREE. Like if you were an idiot and paid. We've all been there, don't worry
— Afro (@AfroSenju) August 25, 2018
Prepare yourself. We've not heard the last of this one.