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Logan Paul Says He Doesn't Even Know If He Made A Profit From KSI Fight

Logan Paul Says He Doesn't Even Know If He Made A Profit From KSI Fight

The YouTuber has denied claims that the pair made millions

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Since their fight, which was lamentably hailed as the 'biggest event in Internet history', much has been made of the amount of dosh YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI made, with some estimations saying the fellas brought in as much as £150 million ($192m) not including the 'lucrative sponsorship deals' they signed.

The clash ended in a draw, but it pulled in more than a million views on YouTube, where it was live streamed, and sold out the Manchester stadium where it was held, leading many to speculate that the two men would be celebrating a very big pay day off the back of it.

However, Paul has now hit out at the claims he made mega bucks in the bout, saying he doesn't even think he's made a profit.

In a YouTube video, Paul said: "I have read articles that have said KSI and I have walked away with $30 to $40 million (£23m - £31m) each.

"I cannot stress how false that is, and how each one of the fighters involved was absolutely not doing it for the money.

"Between all of the expenses, I'm not 100 percent sure that I came out positive on this event.

"That means I'm not sure if I made money on the event.

"Think about it, this isn't an official boxing league - the pay per view, unlike boxing pay per view events and UFC pay per view events, was not $100 (£77). It was $10 (£8).

"There was no official major big sponsor, no Al Haymon cheques coming in. This is a couple of YouTubers doing this for your entertainment who are, yes, trying to make money but I think we severely miscalculated the expenses.

"Thirty percent of the revenue goes to YouTube, then I split the remainder with team KSI, then I split that with Jake Paul [Logan's younger brother and fellow YouTuber].

"Then out of that another 30 percent goes to managers, lawyers, agents, everyone involved from my team. We paid for venues, our full-time boxing coach.

"We flew like 30 to 40 people out to Manchester and provided them with lodging for like two weeks - I could go on and on and on."

But despite what Paul has said, it seems as though KSI did make some cash. In a recent interview with talkSPORT he revealed that they didn't make as much as the quoted £40m each but implied that it was still a decent money spinner.

"It's definitely not right, that's ridiculous that amount," he said, in reference to the £40m figure.

"I mean obviously it's a high amount, but it's nowhere near £40m."

Still, if the men really didn't bring in as much coin as has been reported, at least they've got the rematch to try and claw back some cash, eh?

Featured Image Credit: PA/YouTube

Topics: SPORT, Celebrity, KSI, YouTube