YouTube star KSI floored by Badou Jack in sparring
KSI is beginning to take this boxing stuff seriously.
Fresh from his TKO victory over Joe Weller last month, the British YouTube sensation is reportedly set to take to the ring again for a social media showdown with controversial YouTuber Logan Paul.
KSI - real name Olajide William Olatunji - defeated Weller by TKO when they settled their differences in the ring last month at London's Copper Box Arena and he wasted no time in calling out Paul for his second outing.
The pair went back and forth on their respective YouTube channels for weeks before Paul, who was heavily criticised for posting a now-notorious video which featured a dead body in Japan's so-called Suicide Forest, seemingly accepted the challenge.
"Yes, it looks like I am fighting KSI," Paul said. "This is going to be the biggest event in YouTube history, possibly the biggest event in history. This is Mayweather vs McGregor.
"I know KSI wants the fight in England, which is dope; I love England and my English fans.
"But I’m an American and I want to fight in the US. I’m also going to suggest Dubai, my favourite city in the world, that could be cool."
KSI, whose channel has more than 18 million subscribers, visited the world-famous Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas this week for some training under the watchful eye of Floyd Mayweather Sr.
After taking the mick out of the YouTuber's speed, Mayweather Sr. kindly offered KSI some tips on movement and how to generate power but it wasn't an entirely pleasant experience because KSI's toughness was also put to the test in a sparring session with former WBC super middleweight and WBA light heavyweight champion Badou Jack.
KSI was advised to avoid pissing Jack off and he wisely adhered to the warning but he was put on his backside thanks to a body shot from one of Mayweather Promotions' top fighters.
The fight with Paul is expected to generate huge interest and it's been suggested that Jake Paul, Logan's brother, will meet KSI's brother on the same card.