Jake Paul vs KSI rivalry has been a hot topic on social media for some time now. The two Boxing stars and social media influencers have been engaged in hot talks for a long time.
Their rivalry took a turn when Jake Paul’s fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. inside Madison Square Garden was canceled. KSI claimed that the fight was canceled due to low ticket sales. Jake Paul responded he would fight KSI. Now, KSI agrees to a fight to end their rivalry once and for all with a winner-take-all fight at Wembley. As things stand, the Jake Paul vs KSI rivalry could settle with a fight at Wembley by early 2023.
The Story of Jake Paul vs KSI Rivalry
KSI began his amateur boxing career with a TKO win against YouTuber Joe Weller in 2018. Following that victory, KSI challenged the Paul Brothers, Jake Paul and Logan Paul.
Jake Paul wanted the fight too and he mocked KSI via Twitter posts. Both of them created YouTube videos mocking each other that reached millions of fans. However, Jake Paul fought with KSI’s brother Deji inside Manchester Arena and beat him. On the other hand, KSI fought with Jake’s brother Logan Paul for a majority decision draw.
The Matchroom Boxing got involved with the KSI-Logan rivalry to set up the main event at Staples Center. KSI beat Logan Paul via split decision in that match.
Since then, everything was cool until this year. Jake Paul has a 5-0 pro record now, beating the likes of AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, and Tyron Woodley. Paul was to fight his toughest opponent to date in Hasim Rahman inside MSG but the fight was called off. Before that, Paul’s fight with Tommy Fury was canceled too. This situation ignited the Jake-KSI rivalry once again when KSI mocked Jake Paul.
On the other hand, KSI’s would-be fight on 27 August 2022 with Alex Wassabi has been canceled due to Wassabi’s concussion. In the meantime, Jake Paul responded he would fight KSI. But KSI’s opponent for the DAZN PPV main event inside the O2 Arena is set to be the rapper Swarmz.
When will Jake Paul vs KSI take place?
KSI wants to offer Paul the fight anyway but under his terms. On Monday, 8 August 2022, KSI presented Paul with a challenge: “I’m gonna send you a contract. We will fight next year. Wembley Stadium. The winner of the fight takes all. 100% of the purse will be on the line. Put your money where your mouth is and let’s finally end this. Will you accept?”
In return, Paul has accepted the proposal with one condition that KSI must reply stating Jake is the better fighter.
As of today in boxing you’re better.
Let’s run it bitch. https://t.co/EeMmKs1TAJ
— ksi (@KSI) August 8, 2022
It seems that the boxing fans can get ready for the much anticipated Jake Paul vs KSI battle by early 2023.