Jake Paul Opens Up on Facing KSI- ‘All Respect to Him’

Published 08/25/2021, 1:41 AM EDT


Jake Paul has turned his attention towards stronger opponents than the ones he had faced in his initial days of boxing. The undefeated pugilist is now on the brink of meeting former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29, which leaves him viable to several potential matchups ahead.

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However, a scrap against KSI might be the most intriguing one for some obvious reasons. The Brit YouTuber, KSI, beat Jake Paul’s brother Logan Paul in a high-voltage rematch in 2019, which was hosted by Matchroom. So, ‘The Problem Child’ can actually avenge his brother’s loss by vanquishing KSI.

Nevertheless, Paul doesn’t seem very interested in that fight, as he already seems to have dived deep into the sport. He connected with Brian Custer to address the possibilities of the matchup and shocked several people with his response.

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Jake Paul said, “I don’t see it happening. I think we are on two different trajectories. I think you know he is doing music. He [KSI] is doing great at that, like all respect to him. He wants to fight these YouTuber guys still.”

“You know that was what I was doing 2-3 years ago, and it’s just on a different level, you know. Like, I wanna become a world champion. If I fought KSI, it would be a one-round fight.”

Paul, who also had a social media career, is now solely focused on boxing and is fighting elite combat stars. Hence, he will look to fight actual boxers in the future.

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Jake Paul had posted a picture on social media, revealing his hit list for the upcoming journey. The unbeaten boxer targeted several big names with the likes of Conor McGregor and Canelo Alvarez on the board. Simultaneously, he had also put KSI on that list, raising several eyebrows.

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Apart from KSI, Jake Paul also mentioned his own brother, Logan Paul. Hence, the list may not be very credible to outline Paul’s potential opponents. But a scrap against KSI can thrill several fans and can rightly happen somewhere down the line.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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