Introduction: For years, fans have been eagerly awaiting a fight between YouTube stars KSI and Jake Paul. After months of speculation, it appears that the two rivals are in talks to make it happen in late 2023. KSI has outlined his terms for the fight, including a weight limit of 176-180 lbs, a 50/50 split of the purse, and the fight to be held in the UK. Jake Paul has responded with his own demands, suggesting that the fight be held in the UK in December or the US otherwise. It remains to be seen if the two will actually come to blows after all this time, but one thing is for sure: the anticipation is at an all-time high.
YouTube star KSI has revealed his list of terms for a fight with Jake Paul as the pair are apparently in talks to make it happen in 2023.
When KSI and Jake Paul helped start a revolution in YouTuber boxing, a fight between them seemed inevitable at some point in the early days. However, this did not happen.
Despite the fact that it was KSI who earned the first professional victory in powerhouse boxing, Jake Paul took it to a new level by fighting such fighters as Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
The long-time rivals have consistently spoken of wanting to set up a fight and recently clashed during Twitter Space amid rumors they are in talks for a fight in late 2023.
KSI talks about his demands for a fight with Jake Paul
Nothing has been confirmed at this time, but both sides have hinted at a clash that will happen in November or December 2023, and KSI has quite a few requests to make it happen.
“Weight-wise, I’d like it to be 176lbs, 177lbs, but 180lbs sounds totally fair, maybe even nailing the rehydration clause – I know he’d want that!” the British YouTuber told Mirror Fighting ahead of his clash with FaZe Temperrr.
KSI also noted that it “should be in the UK” and that he should be the “A-side” of the fight, meaning he would enter the ring last and headline the fight. However, he would like the paint fee to be split 50/50.
Jake recently tweeted that he is ready for a fight to take place in the UK in December, but he wants KSI to put pen to paper soon. Otherwise, I would like it to happen in the US.
The pair had previously said they would like to fight at Wembley Stadium, but that would be impossible in December given the weather in the UK. The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff would be an option on that front if they really wanted to put on a show at the stadium as it has a roof.
Although, who knows if the pair will actually trade blows after all this time.