KSI: the Fight against shows YouTubers have talent

KSI says his fight with Logan Paul “shows how talented YouTubers are”.

The British player has been reflecting on his fight with the American vlogger, which ended in a draw.

It was broadcasted by almost 800,000 people officially on YouTube, with much more to the listening of illegal free streams on Twitch.

KSI has told BBC Radio 5 Live the amount of people tuning in has shown “how far YouTubers have come”.

“A lot of the mainstream press like to say how untalented we are, but, you know, for us, to be able to create the set of this boxing event, the boxing training, the fight in front of thousands of people, and also make music and do all these things, the press conference, I mean, it is a lot, you know.”

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The two YouTubers publishing videos of training, with diss tracks on their respective channels.

KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olatunji, has over 19 million followers, while Logan Paul has more than 18 million dollars – some of the largest online following on the video-sharing website.

However, both were dismissed as non-entities, including by 5 Live presenter Stephen Nolan, who called the pair “the most irritating young dare” he had never seen.

KSI said on hearing this did not really bother him that he’s “heard it all”.

“Logan had a huge audience, I have a huge audience, and it is fair that we face, and that there is a winner.

“I mean, the funny thing is, it was not there! I guess because it has never been done before, and it’s also quite fascinating to see someone who is not a boxer train like a boxer, and then people fight.

“You know, this is pretty cool and people can get inspired.”

KSI is not the only person who thinks YouTubers are more talented than people think.

The actor and the boxing podcast host Brendan Schaub said on Tuesday that the UFC could learn a lot from the FEDERATION and Logan Paul game and how many people it attracted.

“I loved what they do, because they show how easy it is to promote a fight!”

“When everyone goes,” Being a sponsor is so difficult.’ Really? These kids have zero background! They have both decided, “Hey, we both have a following,” and they have done all their own.”

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