KSI vs Logan Paul 2 result and full fight video: KSI wins by split decision in dramatic, controversial six-rounder
KSI defeated Logan Paul by split decision to claim online bragging rights on Saturday night in LA.
In a remarkable event between the two YouTubers, Britain’s Olajide Olatunji emerged victorious to settle a bitter grudge stemming from before their white-collar draw in 2018.
The rematch began with KSI jabbing to his opponent’s body and landing an overhand right within the first minute.
Logan started to then utilise his jab in the latter stages of the first, but KSI’s swinging overhands were the more eye-catching shots in the opener.
This theme continued into the second round with KSI’s wild punches the more notable as he continued on the front foot.
The Brit appeared to shake up the American briefly, though a clinch gave both men time to recover.
KSI appeared tired at the start of the third and he looked to his corner in a moment of distress while Logan’s jabs proved more effective.
However, he soon turned this around and forced Logan to the canvas with a right hand to the temple, although no knockdown was given.
Logan began the fourth on the front foot and caught KSI clean, before all hell broke loose.
The Brit was then hit flush with multiple uppercuts which floored him and this time a knockdown was given. However, as the American also punched him while he was down, KSI was given time to recover and Logan had two points deducted.
This resulted in the round being scored even (8-8).
At the start of the fifth, KSI appeared to have regained composure, though Logan firmly took control with his jabs to head and body.
In the final round, both men went toe-to-toe for three minutes with both seemingly very tired, but showing tons of heart to battle on to the final bell.
KSI appeared to have done enough to take the final round and therefore the fight.
Two of the three judges scored it as such (57-54 KSI, 56-55 KSI) while the third had it 56-55 Logan to produce a split verdict in favour of the Brit.
The champion said post-fight: “Last time I was scared. I was scared to touch him, this time I just went in, I just kept going and kept going.
“I just kept going and going, I wanna thank my team, my team helped me so much.
“Your boy has done it, I’m victorious.
“That’s boxing man, I don’t wanna stop, I don’t want people to think he’s not a fighter. I am a fighter, I keep going and that’s it.”
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KSI then paid respect to his opponent and added: “It takes a big man to get in the ring, you made me work today. Thank you for a good fight brother.”
Logan responded: “I just wanna say fair play to JJ, you are one of the toughest people I know.
“As much s*** as I can talk, I don’t like being a dick to you. You are one of the toughest people I know.”
Source: SportsLatest TS