KSI and Logan Paul exchanged verbal warfare at the final press conference ahead of their rematch this weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and exclusively on DAZN.
As anticipation builds for Saturday’s event, the two fighters discussed training camp and predictions for their professional debuts.
The YouTube stars previously fought in an amateur boxing match in front of a sold-out crowd in Manchester, England in August 2018.
Following the majority draw, KSI and Logan Paul agreed to meet again as licensed professional boxers on Nov. 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN, which is available on any connected device.
Below are some quotes from Thursday’s final press conference:
“Today is the best day of my life, tomorrow is the best day of my life, and Saturday will also be the day of my life.”
“JJ works hard, has a big ego, and his ego will be his biggest asset. He will be hit in the head several times. He will suffer major repercussions. I’m surprised his trainer let him do this for a ten percent commission. This is very dangerous for him. I think people underestimate the training I’ve been doing for the last year, while he has been preparing a song.
“There are so many ways this fight could end. Could easily say KO, TKO, go the distance, it doesn’t matter. I’m prepared, my condition is top notch. We can go six rounds, but it wouldn’t be good for his health.
“This is a personal thing for me I want to go out in violent fashion and secure this this for my family and friends. KSI happens to be the guy in the ring in front of me, but this is the end of a redemption arc for me.”
“This camp is one of the toughest things I’ve done in my life. This camp has pushed me to the edge where I had blood, sweat and tears. Never worked so hard training in my life. I’ve reached a new level mentally. I’m not afraid to get hit, to get punched in the face, or take a body shot. I’m ready to f*** you up. I really am. You’re afraid to get hit, can’t go backwards, always open for body shots, hands don’t know what they’re doing, and footwork is week.”
“I know what it is like to be a pro fighter. Training two, three times a day for six days, with one day break. There was a point I didn’t think I could do this, that this is too much for me, that it was too hard. Mentally I got through it, and I realized I can do this. I’m a dog, I’m a fighter. Always made sure I defend what it’s right, what’s mine. This is my legacy, I’m defending my legacy, and you’re trying to take it away from me. I’m going to knockout him out. He won’t be able to keep up. My cardio is better than yours.”
Joe Markowski, EVP DAZN North America
“Logan, KSI – I’ve very much enjoyed getting to know you over the past couple months. You’ve taught us a lot about creating digital content and we appreciate the partnership.
“I’m continually amazed by your ability to command an audience both online and at live events.
“This fight has been covered by ESPN to CNN to Entertainment Tonight. I have a call later today with the New York Times. I’m not saying that all the coverage will praise us – but it illustrates that we have people’s attention, which I’ve learned is not easy to do in America.
“And these men, Logan Paul and KSI, know how to generate interest. Our social media numbers for this fight are unprecedented and we welcome all of their dedicated fans to DAZN.
“This has been an incredible build up, I have learned so much. I’ve been in the sport for ten years and I’ve never seen anything like this. The numbers for this fight are unbelievable. Countries I didn’t even know knew about boxing are tuning into this one.”