KSI and Logan Paul LIVE on DAZN – Saturday
DAZN TO PRESENT “COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2” LIVE ON YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND TWITCH PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S MAIN EVENT
THE PRE-FIGHT SPECIAL BEGINS AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT HOSTED BY PAT MCAFEE, RYAN GARCIA AND ADAM SALEH,
WITH COVERAGE FROM MIKE MALJAK, RADIO RAHIM, MELISSA PFEISTER AND ROB PEREZ
LOS ANGELES – Nov. 5, 2019 – As anticipation builds ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch between YouTube sensations KSI and Logan Paul, DAZN announces it will stream COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2, a live, three-hour fight night special from the Staples Center on Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The special will stream live for free on DAZN’s YouTube channel, in addition to on DAZN’s Twitter and Twitch channel. COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2 will be also be distributed on the KSI and Logan Paul’s YouTube channels, reaching an audience of more than 40 million subscribers.
COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2 will feature a stacked lineup from the sports and YouTube communities. The special will be hosted by DAZN’s Pat McAfee, lightweight phenom Ryan Garcia and YouTube personality Adam Saleh. Grand arrival interviews from DAZN’s “Black Carpet” will be conducted by Melissa Pfeister while Impaulsive Podcast co-host Mike Maljak and boxing personality Radio Rahim will provide coverage from inside the arena and within both fighter camps. Rob Perez of The Action Network will provide gambling insights throughout the evening.
“There is a genuine, schoolyard-fight animosity between KSI and Logan Paul,” said Logan Swain, DAZN Executive Producer. “It’s our job in the hours before the event to bring together the most relevant personalities across the internet to explain the backstory to fans and drive interest in the night’s main event.”
The pre-fight special will feature interviews with some of the biggest influencers in attendance while Maljak and Rahim provide viewers into pre-fight preparations for Paul and KSI respectively. The special will stream live until KSI and Logan Paul make their approach to the ring for the main event.
KSI and Logan Paul first squared off in an amateur boxing match in front of a sold-out crowd in Manchester, England in August 2018. Following the majority draw, KSI and Logan Paul agreed to meet again as licensed professional boxers on Nov. 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Logan Paul and KSI made their grand arrivals at the Belasco Theatre on Monday night for the world premiere of the third and final episode of 40 DAYS: KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2 – an all-access series capturing the lives and grueling training camps of each fighter leading up to the much-anticipated rematch. The YouTube stars previously fought in an amateur boxing match in front of a sold-out crowd in Manchester, England in August 2018. Following the majority draw, KSI and Logan Paul agreed to meet again as licensed professional boxers on Nov. 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN, which is available on any connected device.
KSI and Logan Paul came face-to-face for the first time to launch their rematch on Saturday – and over SIX MILLION fans have watched their press conference on YouTube ahead of their hotly-anticipated second clash at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday November 9, live on DAZN.
The YouTube sensations rivalry has been simmering since their first fight ended in a majority draw in Manchester, England in August 2018, with KSI edging out Paul on one card but the duo unable to be separate on the other two.
KSI and Logan Paul meet in rematch on Nov.9
Now Paul welcomes KSI to Los Angeles for the rematch in two months’ time, and on a hot day in the shadow of the venue they will meet as professional fighters, the bitter foes laid out their simple plan for the rematch – get the victory by KO.
“First round KO – you don’t stand a chance,” Paul told KSI. “You know I won the last fight, this time I’m not going to leave it to the judges. KSI, do me a favor, these next 55 days are going to be the best of your life, do me a favor, soak it up. Take a break from training, because the rest of your life after Nov 9 is going to be miserable. JJ, go skydiving bro, go bake a cake, fall in love, do something fun, because your life is going to suck after November 9.
“No headgear, 10 oz gloves. You made me wear headgear last year – not anymore. This is a pro fight. No-one thinks you can win this fight. No-one that watched that first fight can tell me that KSI is a better boxer, and you know you’re not. I got tired, it was my first fight and there was an adrenaline dump, but you know you don’t stand a chance. And that was when I didn’t know s–.
“Four months of boxing later, Shannon Briggs in my corner, the two-time Heavyweight champion of the world. We are working hard to end this man on November 9.”
KSI confident of victory
“I’m so confident that I can win this fight that I can take a photo with Drake, post it on social media and still win!” said KSI. “Last time around he was telling everyone ‘I’m going to destroy KSI, it’s easy, one round, he sucks’, you were holding onto me for dear life in that last round. He’s the king of chatting shit. I am going in there to KO him, that’s the ultimate aim, it’s boxing.
“I know how he fights and we know what to work on. He doesn’t punch hard. He tagged me but didn’t hurt, I’ve been hit a lot harder than he can hit in sparring, by bigger guys, and still standing. My shots will be harder and my hand-speed will show. I never liked the head-guards, I’ve got really good head movement, I like slipping shots and making people pay, and that’s what I’m going to do on November 9.”