KSI Irked by Jake Paul’s Boxing Success

Published 01/13/2022, 8:30 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Jake Paul needs no introduction in the modern boxing space. With his in-ring performances, Paul has unquestionably stirred the fight universe, and he has been on a rise for more than a year. Breaking into the limelight after his win over Nate Robinson, no one expected Paul to become so big in the coming time.

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While many applaud the YouTuber for bringing in eyeballs to the sport, there are still some biggies who don’t quite like him. That said, KSI, recently opened up on the Ohio native’s boxing stint and revealed why he’s irked by the same.

On the Impaulsive podcast, KSI said, “Bro, like it f**kin irks me to see Jake just destroying everyone and winning just and everyone constantly like being like oh wow ‘JJ’ you p**y look, look what Jake’s doing.”

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Jake Paul had a decorated 2021 as he elevated his skills by battling some combat sports stars. In total, Paul took up three boxing bouts, out of which one was against Ben Askren and two against Tyron Woodley.

Firstly, Paul floored Askren in the very first round of their encounter. He later confronted Woodley in an 8-round fight in August last year. This fight went the distance and Paul ended up scoring a win by Split Decision.

Lastly, he met ‘The Chosen One’ in December, wherein ‘The Problem Child’ pulled off a statement knockout win.

Paul’s nemesis, KSI, applauded the YouTuber turned boxer in his above statement. However, it seemed as if KSI was keen on derailing Paul’s hype by vanquishing him in the ring.

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Jake Paul, from hereon, will only look to battle pro-boxing stars, and not fellow YouTubers. With this, a fight with KSI seems unlikely.

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Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, Jake Paul even stayed real on fighting KSI last year.

In an interview, he added, “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.”

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The above statement sums up whether Paul is interested in battling KSI at any point in the future.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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