Eddie Hearn Admits That He's Frustrated By KSI And Logan Paul
Even the guy who has organised the whole show is starting to get a bit frustrated with the pair's antics.
After their first bout was ruled as a majority draw, the pair are squaring off once again on Saturday night in a fight that looks set to eclipse the 800,000 pay-per-view buys that the first fight received.
Despite the big numbers involved in the fight, which will take place at Los Angeles' Staples Center, boxing fans have been largely ambivalent about the whole job.
Hearn himself, being a boxing aficionado, spoke to Boxing Social about how he was shocked and disappointed to hear KSI say that he was going to 'end' Logan Paul's life.
After all, in real boxing, people do sometimes die. It's not something to joke about or aspire to.
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Hearn said: "They don't know enough about boxing, they don't respect the game enough to think about what they're saying.
"Fighters say that kind of stuff all the time, no one ever means it, but I didn't like that when it was said multiple times. But I've heard it this week, last week, the week before. I don't think they know enough about the game to know they shouldn't be saying that, in my opinion."
It seems as if Hearn, who has a proper rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. to attend to in December, sympathises with those in the fight game who think that the fight is nothing more than a grudge match between two glorified amateurs.
He continued: "Everybody's really excited but you've still got the boxing community who hate it, and I understand that. I just think 'don't take it too seriously. It is what it is'.
"I'm excited to see what's going to happen, I don't know what's going to happen. I know they both really want to win and they're both probably going to crack under the pressure.
"They're both not very good, they think they are, now, but the reality is when someone gets hit the world is about to change for them."
KSI later took to Twitter to clear up his comment:
Just want to clarify a statement I made yesterday at the press conference. I don't intend to kill Logan physically tomorrow, I only intend to kill his youtube career and spirit. After this fight, I still want Logan to be alive and well.- KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) November 8, 2019
Anyway, even if two internet loudmouths squaring off isn't for you, the undercard actually offers something to the more knowledgeable members of the boxing fraternity.
Britain's Billy Joe Saunders will defend his WBO super middleweight title against Marcelo Esteban Coceres and WBC lightweight champion Devon Hainey defends his belt against Alfredo Santiago.
After, with any luck, one of the two YouTubers will end up on the canvas and this whole sordid experiment will be over.
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