KSI Backs Former Rival Logan Paul to Beat Mike Tyson in Boxing

Published 07/21/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Referee Jack Reiss deducts 2 points from the score card of Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) after he punched KSI (black/red shorts) after a knock down in their pro debut fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Logan Paul has amazed several fight fans after his recent exhibition matchup against Floyd Mayweather. It seems to have broadened his scope of opportunities for the future. That said, several big names might pop up into Paul’s fighting radar, citing sheer challenges for the YouTuber turned prizefighter.

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Meanwhile, Logan Paul’s former rival, KSI, has shared his opinion on a particular fantasy fight between ‘The Maverick’ and Mike Tyson, citing his favor towards the social media star. However, KSI validated his prediction by pointing at Mike Tyson’s age. Although many people might disagree with the claim, KSI made his pick quite comfortably.

Speaking on the IMPAULSIVE Podcast, KSI said, “Even with you and Tyson, I think you can beat Tyson. I know a lot of people would be like ‘Oh what the f*** J.J’. But bro like you gotta remember like it isn’t Tyson who is 18. This is Tyson who is what 40-50.”

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The fantasy fight was actually being touted after Paul’s performance against Floyd Mayweather. Despite failing to win, the 26-year-old went the distance with ‘TBE’, troubled him, and denied him a win. Hence, the fight’s aftermath brought several options to him for future clashes, including one against Mike Tyson.

Logan Paul had claimed that he would vanquish Mike Tyson if they ever boxed. Although he didn’t trash-talk the heavyweight legend, ‘The Maverick’ also didn’t hesitate to boast himself superior to an aged ‘Iron’ Mike.

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However, as Mike Tyson has shown no interest in the offer, this bout may not happen as of now.

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Mike Tyson returned to action last year in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. and thrilled umpteen fans with his prowess. While he returned to the fighting flow after several years, he didn’t seem rusty. Furthermore, as Tyson also vowed to accept more bouts in the future, it might have left a lifeline available for the Paul vs Tyson fantasy fight.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

If the fight happens, it will grab attention from every corner of the world. Bringing the entertainment and combat fans together, the matchup can also be a lucrative payday for both sides. Hence, the future might hold it for good reasons.

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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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