YouTube star KSI has claimed that he has fought tougher opponents than his rival Paul including the American’s brother Logan and fellow star Joe Weller
YouTube star KSI has claimed that he has fought tougher opponents during his YouTube boxing career than Jake Paul.
The British star is eyeing a return to the boxing ring after a period of absence to focus on his music career.
He has shared the ring with Paul’s brother Logan twice after facing fellow domestic YouTuber Joe Weller which appeared to begin the trend of celebrity boxing.
KSI has admitted he doesn’t rate Paul with their rivalry heating up and has confirmed that he has dropped people in sparring.
“Bro don’t everyone fu***** rates him,” KSI said during an episode of SideCast. “I have dropped people in sparring and you have got to remember I have had tough fights minus Joe Weller, I have had very hard fights.
“Fu***** Logan bro. It’s just not easy to put him away. Like Jake has definitely had an easier run than I did.”
Paul has generated huge interest in his short boxing career having won all five of his professional fights to date.
The YouTube star began his career with a white-collar bout against KSI’s brother Deji which he won comfortably by decision.
Paul later challenged fellow YouTuber AnEson Gib in his maiden professional contest in which he won by stoppage.
The ‘Problem Child’ later fought Basketball player Nate Robinson where he recorded a statement knockout on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s clash with Roy Jones Jr.
He later accepted a crossover bout with former UFC star Ben Askren who he also stopped inside the distance.
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His most recent tests have come against retired UFC champion Tyron Woodley who he defeated by split decision initially before settling the rivalry with a huge rematch KO.
The 25-year-old was set to face Tommy Fury who was set to be Paul’s first opponent with a natural background in boxing but the fight collapsed with Woodley stepping in at late notice.
Paul was set to face KSI earlier in his career with the pair facing off in the ring after KSI’s rematch victory over his brother Logan.
However a fight appears unlikely in the near future with Paul’s promotional company Most Valuable Promotions ruling out the fight as Paul’s next challenge.
KSI has admitted he will likely need to take interim tests before challenging his YouTube rival in the future which include a potential clash with social media star Austin McBroom.
“For me to fight Austin, I feel like I need to fight him right now to show Jake how much I’ve improved,” KSI said during the appearance with the elder Paul.
“I need to strike fear into him, because if I go and fight Jake right now, he has all the leverage and he can say ‘I’m the A-Side,’ this and that.”
“I don’t like that, I need to f*** Austin up and scare the living s*** out of Jake and then it’s like ‘cool, now we can talk’ and I’ll have a bit of leverage. ”