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KSI hits back at claims he feared Jake Paul would ‘steal limelight’ at Logan Paul rematch

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Jake Paul
Jake got here for KSI in a video (Picture: Backgird/Getty)

KSI has shut down Jake Paul’s claims that he’s the explanation the American YouTube star isn’t a part of the upcoming boxing rematch with Logan Paul.

The 22-year-old YouTuber, who fought as a part of the undercard match final 12 months, accused KSI of getting ‘jealousy issues’ and fearing that Jake would ‘steal his limelight’.

Bold claims all spherical.

Uploading a video titled ‘Phuck you KSI,’ Jake acknowledged that he’s not presently set to be a part of the large occasion on 9 November, reasoning: ‘I got f***ed, to put it in simple terms.’

He claimed: ‘Rumours say that KSI didn’t need me part of the press convention as a result of it was going to “steal his limelight.”‘

Not mincing his phrases, Jake fumed: ‘F*** you, KSI. I can’t wait till I get the chance to combat. I’m going to f*** you up.’

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‘Clearly KSI has some sort of jealousy issue with me being involved in the fight, that is why I wasn’t included on the unique deal between KSI and Logan preventing once more,’ he added.

Claiming that the unique plan was for him to combat KSI – actual title Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji – if there was a winner from the pair’s match final 12 months, he mentioned: ‘For KSI and his management team to exclude me from that narrative all of a sudden, it doesn’t make sense.’

The YouTuber additionally straight addressed Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, pleading with him to permit him to combat on the undercard alongside professional boxers.

‘Eddie, people want to watch me fight,’ he defined. ‘I have a different demographic than KSI and Logan, their audiences are older and more mature. I come from Disney, I have the families, the younger kids.’

A rep for KSI advised Metro.co.uk in an announcement: ‘There was no apparent opponent or combat for me to push and it was at all times one thing we may go to nearer the occasion, ought to a reputable opponent and match up come up that is sensible. Regardless who that’s, Jake or another person.

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Jake Paul and Deji
Jake initially fought Deji (Picture: REUTERS)

‘Regarding the limelight quote, he or his team have of course misconstrued that. It was why would we actively try and give Jake the platform to try and gain limelight or ‘clout’ for himself on the back of what JJ has constructed, when there’s no clear combat to be made.

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‘JJ isn’t bothered about Jake and undoubtedly not involved about him “stealing” his limelight! Besides, Jake’s group didn’t as soon as even request I attempt to embody him within the negotiations I used to be having. That was at all times simply one thing to keep watch over afterward, ought to it make sense.’

Meanwhile, Jake’s efforts seem to have considerably paid off, with Eddie telling him on Twitter: ‘Good video – let’s speak!’

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Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn
Eddie promised to talk to Jake in regards to the combat (Picture: Twitter)

After KSI and Logan’s boxing match final 12 months led to a draw, they’re set to take to the ring as soon as once more in November at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

There are more likely to be some nastier accidents this time spherical, because the pair will tackle the combat with out headguards’.

With it being anybody’s guess as to who will take house the win this time, solely time will inform.

KSI and Logan Paul’s rematch will kick off on 9 November.

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