“Would Sell Out Wembley” – Despite Massive Nate Diaz and Jake Paul Fight Ahead, Insider Drops Wild Claims on a Possible KSI Bout

Published 05/23/2023, 2:28 AM EDT

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Jake Paul has his hands full with the upcoming fight against Nate Diaz. The influencer boxer and the ex-UFC star will butt heads inside the ring in August. However, there may have been bigger fights available for Paul than the battle-worn Diaz.

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Ever since his rise to popularity, Jake Paul has been a polarizing figure. The 26-year-old has managed to grab the attention of the combat sports community with his gimmicks and his fights. One such rivalry that Paul picked up in his career is against fellow YouTuber turned boxer KSI.

A former rival of the elder Paul brother, KSI is now Logan Paul’s business partner in their PRIME hydration venture. However, that does not stop Paul from beefing with the Englishman. With their back and forth on social media, a fight between ‘JJ’ and ‘The Problem Child’ is now in the picture.

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Interestingly, there are those that believe Paul vs. KSI would be a bigger fight than Paul vs. Diaz

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In a recent session of ‘The MMA Hour,’ Ariel Helwani hosted award-winning broadcaster and radio personality Ade Oladipo. The two pundits talked about several subjects from the world of boxing and eventually landed on Jake Paul. Helwani asked Oladipo which was a bigger fight between Paul-KSI and Paul-Diaz. Oladipo answered, “Jake [Paul vs.] KSI by a million miles.” Helwani responded, “Jake [Paul vs.] KSI sells out Wembley stadium, am I wrong?”

“Easily,” said Oladipo Then, Helwani asked why the promoters were not making the most of the opportunity and going ahead with the big fight.

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Oladipo explained, “I’m not quite sure what’s going on… I think both want it. You speak to KSI; he wants it. Jake wants it. I don’t know if it’s a money issue. I don’t know if it’s a case of Jake wants the fight to be in the US whereas I think the fight’s bigger in the UK. Actually, what do you think?”

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Helwani said the fight had to be in the UK and KSI is a much bigger name there than in the US. Oladipo responded, “Then it’s got to happen in the UK. I mean it honestly would sell out Wembley even in an hour. Easy. 90000 easy.”

Do you think Helwani and Oladipo have a point? Would a potential Jak Paul vs. KSI fight be bigger than the Diaz fight? If Paul wins on August 5th against Diaz, should he fight KSI next?

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, having written over 500 articles on the sport. With a Master’s degree in English Literature, Yeswanth expertly combines his writing and storytelling skills with his passion for MMA. He was initially drawn to the sport after the intense rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov captured his attention.
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