Jake Paul vs KSI: Can ‘The Problem Child’ Avenge His Brother’s Loss?

Published 04/15/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


YouTuber KSI successfully vanquished Logan Paul in his only professional boxing clash, when the duo squared off opposite each other in 2019. While he could have continued his boxing stint, the YouTuber didn’t really express his desire in stepping up against a new name.

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Meanwhile, Logan Paul’s brother Jake Paul followed his brother and entered the boxing world. That said, he is 2-0 now as a pro, with both the wins coming via sensational knockouts. So, he can rightfully challenge KSI to avenge his brother’s loss.

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Given the career trajectories and inbuilt backstory, a fight between the two has always been at the forefront of celebrity boxing fans’ thoughts. Ahead of Ben Askren vs Jake Paul, we preview how a fight between ‘The Problem Child’ and KSI would unfold.

Jake Paul vs KSI- Who will have the better chance?

Both men share similar physical features and boxing stances. Paul has an inch advantage in height and the duo has a similar reach at 76″. Hence, they might not threaten each other with shape and size. However, with his sheer activity in recent times, ‘The Problem Child’ can put a blemish on KSI’s undefeated resume.

After a successful debut against AnEsonGib in January 2020, Paul returned on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. on November 28 and went against former NBA player Nate Robinson. The 24-year-old claimed both the wins via first-round knockouts.

So, there’s no denying, Paul has got flush hands and it can provide steady trouble for KSI if they ever collide inside the ring. Moreover, KSI has stayed away from the sport after fighting Logan Paul. Hence, he will have to shake off the rust before returning.

On the other side, Jake Paul has trained with several world champions for his fight against former UFC star Ben Askren. Starting from Shane Mosley to Andrew Tabiti and Jorge Masvidal, it has been a stellar fight camp for Paul.

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As he has added several weapons to his boxing arsenal, Paul seems to have expanded his chances highly in a potential clash with KSI. The matchup is nowhere close to fruition, but can happen at any point given the recent trend of exhibition boxing.

Do you think KSI will have his chances against Jake Paul?

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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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