Jake Paul Claims UK Fans Do Not Like KSI – ‘We Don’t Like Him Over Here’

Published 06/05/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: Jake Paul during the weigh-in for Miami Fight Night on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Paul will fight AnEsonGib in a match at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on January 30. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


Jake Paul is one of the biggest topics in boxing right now. The undefeated YouTuber-turned-boxer is always in the headlines thanks to his trash-talk and eccentric behavior. And ‘The Problem Child’ has shown this again, this time taking aim at his arch-nemesis KSI.

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Paul is all set to shock the world again as he prepares to face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 28. This shows his desire to move up to bigger and better opposition. However, the American has not forgotten where it all started.

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The 3-0 boxer spoke to ‘The Boxing Social’ on YouTube and made a bold claim about fellow YouTube boxer, KSI. He said, “A lot of UK fans and UK people hit me up all the time and they’re like, ‘Yo, we hate KSI, we don’t like him over here.’ So I don’t know.”

The Problem Child’ then thanked his fans in the UK and made a surprising admission. “I f**k with y’all, thank you for riding with me, I know I got a lot of UK fans who have to be silent sometimes because they don’t want to, you know, post up that they like me. But I know y’all are there,” said Paul.

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Jake Paul and KSI: The rivalry

Although Paul has now made massive strides in the professional game and attracts a lot of attention, he is not the first YouTuber to enter the boxing ring. British YouTuber KSI fought fellow Brit Joe Weller in a white-collar boxing event in 2018. After winning, KSI called out both Paul brothers.

Logan Paul was the one who accepted the challenge and took on the Englishman. However, KSI was bad-mouthing both Paul brothers throughout. This added an extra spark to the event. Ultimately, the first fight was a draw, and in the second, KSI beat Logan Paul.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

After the bout, Jake Paul cried. Since then, both KSI and Jake Paul have teased a potential fight between them. However, so far, it is highly unlikely that they will settle their beef.

What do you make of this comment from Jake Paul? Do you think he is telling the truth, or is it just a way to get into KSI’s head?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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