Scared? Jake Paul Seems Uninterested in Fighting YouTube Rival KSI

Published 04/16/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


This weekend, Jake Paul will take on his long-time nemesis, Ben Askren, in a full-fledged boxing contest. The pair have mocked each other for a few months, and they’re finally on a collision course, inching closer to each other by the minute.

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Following this fight, the fans wish to see ‘The Problem Child’ take on even bigger contenders to solidify his legacy and legitimacy as a professional boxer. One such matchup teased for Jake Paul is no one else than KSI.

But it seems like the young gun isn’t quite interested in fighting the YouTuber who bested his elder brother, Logan Paul.

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In an interview with FightHub TV, Paul dismissed any and all speculations regarding that fight. He said, “I don’t really wanna talk about him anymore.” 

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on 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)

Ever since his win over ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, Paul has garnered massive attention from one and all. He even called out some bigwigs from MMA in his post-fight interview. One such opponent on his list was the former UFC welterweight, Ben Askren.

Not only Askren, ‘The Problem Child’ trained his aim at many more stars of the sport through his social handles and continues to do so. But he hasn’t really given his take 0n fighting KSI in a pro boxing bout.

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But for now, the contest between the two seems in jeopardy as Paul is focused on his fight against Ben Askren. He doesn’t wish to budge an inch from winning that bout and will have to put in some real elbow grease in a bid to eke out a win.

Moreover, if he records a win on fight night against ‘Funky’, needless to say,  he’ll align himself for even bigger fights in the future. And a potential fight against KSI might not be completely off the cards; for it is a matter of avenging his brother after all.

That said, it’ll be interesting to how things shape up for Jake Paul in the coming few months.

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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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