Everything You Need to Know About KSI vs. Logan Paul

Logan Paul and KSI are going to fight on Saturday. The bout has been dubbed “The Biggest Event In Internet History.” Yes, bigger than Kim Kardashian’s ass on the cover of a magazine. If you’re just as confused about the whole thing as I was 24 hours ago, here’s why you should care.

Who the fook is Logan Paul?

Paul is a 23-year-old YouTuber with over 20 million combined subscribers on his two channels. He reportedly makes comedy vlogs, but I’ve watched 20 seconds of a video, found him insufferable, and turned it off. For some reason, The Rock likes him and he’s dating Chloe Bennet. No can can explain either thing.

He’s most famous for filming a dead body in Japan.

Who the fook is KSI?

KSI is a 25-year-old YouTuber with over 19 million subscribers on just one channel. He does more video game commentary than comedy. They are slightly more tolerable than Paul’s video. He’s also a rapper. If you value your ears, you won’t listen to his tracks.

He’s most famous for sexually harassing people at a gaming convention.

Why are they fighting?

Publicity, mainly. There was no real feud between the two. KSI had a boxing match with another YouTuber, Joe Weller, earlier this year. Just the fight currently has 14 million YouTube views. The livestream/replay of the entire fight has racked up over 17 million views. People really want to see untrained professionals get into a fake feud and then fight.

Of course, once the fight was announced, the feud became less fake. And by less fake I mean it’s more like Britney Spears’ fake boobs. Where before it closer to Pamela Anderson’s fake boobs.

The two started making diss tracks that would make 2Pac and Biggie get up out of the grave and kill each other all over again. They’ve both hit below the belt with material and have generally become even more insufferable and toxic than they already were.

But everyone is eating it up.

Also, the YouTube Championship Belt is on the line. This signifies that more “boxing matches” between YouTubers will take place in the near future. So if you know a certain YouTube star to get his ass kicked, get your recommendations in now.

Who else is fighting?

A bunch of people you’ve never heard of and KSI’s brother, Deji Olatunji who goes by Comedy Shorts Gamer on YouTube and Paul’s brother, Jake Paul. They should have just done a tag team boxing match and saved everyone a lot of time. Think of the publicity a tag team boxing match would have gotten as well.

How can I watch?

The entire event will stream live on YouTube pay-per-view. It starts at 12:30 p.m. ET and costs $10. Or, 1/10th of what you paid for Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather. It’s the same fight, if you think about it.

Will there be a rematch?

Yes. Both “fighters” have agreed to do a second fight in the United States in February. Saturday’s bout is in England, KSI’s home country, so it’s only fair Paul gets a fight on his turf. If the score is 1-1 after two fights, they’ll do a third fight in Switzerland. I made that last part up, just in case you were wonder.

Who will win?

Well, one guy has had zero boxing experience (Paul) and the other guy has one fight under his belt. To KSI’s credit, he has trained with former UFC champion Michael Bisping for the bout. To KSI’s detriment, he has trained with Michael Bisping for the bout.

The smart money is on KSI. He showed off a decent jab despite zero understanding of distance against Weller.

And he has proven stamina. Plus, Paul has the more punchable face.

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