KSI v Logan Paul – Match Report and Post Match Thoughts
What. A. NIGHT.
On Saturday night, millions of people tuned in to watch Logan Paul take on KSI in a six-round
boxing match at Manchester Arena. 20,000 people including myself were at the arena itself
and were certainly entertained from start to finish, with all the undercard fights showing
decent boxing ability, a complete surprise of a performance from Grime’s ‘King of The
North’ Bugzy Malone, and of course, the main event. Here are my thoughts on both the
main event and the main undercard event.
DEJI VS JAKE PAUL.
I PREDICTED: DEJI TO WIN IN THE FIFTH ROUND BY WAY OF T.K.O
FIGHT RESULT: JAKE PAUL WINS IN THE FIFTH ROUND BY WAY OF T.K.O
The undercard events had certainly done their job in getting the crowd warmed up and
when it was time for the main undercard event, they were going nuts. First off – fight
outfits. If there were points awarded for dress presentation then I have to say Jake would
have taken them. Dressed in all white, with a bane-like mask, he certainly looked the part.
Deji came out with a more traditional look, with silver and red shorts, and a snood mask
which covered his face.
The fighters touched gloves, went to their respective corners and waited. On paper, Jake
was taller, and officially weighed in a lot heaver than his opponent. These advantages
however, meant nothing when the bell rang for round one. Deji came in with huge swings
and uppercuts that Jake had no answer to. All he could do was hold Deji to stop him. The
crowd were roaring for Deji as he continued to throw hands at Jake – nobody expected this from him at all. The bell rang. Round one was over, and the face of the man who said ‘I’m
going to knock Deji out in the first round’ looked like this:
Jake’s face tells you all you need to know about how well Deji was doing – and I’m not just
talking about the blood. You can see he is clearly taken aback by how good Deji was and
how unprepared he was.
Round two – more of the same, Deji still fighting his heart out but Jake keept up with him
this time, getting in some great punches a few times and working Deji into the corners of
the ring on several occasions. Deji had the stamina at this point to get out of those traps and
keep moving. By the end of round two, both fighters had sustained heavy blows. Jake’s nose
was leaking yet again and Deji’s eye had taken a bit of a blow.
Water consumed and a talk with their coaches and it was back for the third round. This was
where fatigue began to kick in for both fighters. Punches were lacking in power and
movement was slightly slower. Jake used this and his size to again trap Deji in the corner of
the ring and give him a pummelling before being separated by the referee. The tables were
starting to turn, or where they?
Round Four – Deji again threw some incredible punches but at this point, they were doing
more harm to himself than to Jake Paul, who was equally knackered but waited patiently in
this round and got more key punches in to the body and face. Deji could barely keep his
hands up and it was look