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Trainers Shannon Briggs And Viddal Riley Brawl After KSI Vs Logan Paul Weigh-In

Trainers Shannon Briggs And Viddal Riley Brawl After KSI Vs Logan Paul Weigh-In

Shannon Briggs and Viddal Riley were involved in a tussle following the KSI vs Logan Paul weigh-in.

Former heavyweight champion Briggs, who has been coaching Paul, can be seen swinging at Viddal, KSI's head trainer, prompting a big old kick off between the two teams and security.

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Tensions had been building between the pair during the final press conference on Thursday, with 22-year-old cruiserweight Viddal mocking 47-year-old Briggs' about his 2017 drugs ban, that saw him suspended from the sport for six months.

YouTubers KSI and Paul will take to the ring for a rematch tonight (Saturday) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after their previous bout in August 2018 was ruled a majority draw.

The rematch is expected to eclipse the 800,000 pay-per-view buys that the first fight received, however, the majority of boxing fans are pretty ambivalent about the whole thing.

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Eddie Hearn - the fight's promoter and out of context Twitter favourite - has empathised with those who think the whole thing is a bit of a farce, admitting that neither of them are 'very good' at boxing.

Speaking to Boxing Social, he said: "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."


If two internet loudmouths squaring off isn't really your cup of tea, the undercard actually offers something for 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.

Then KSI and Paul will hopefully fight for the second and last time, before returning to their computers.

Featured Image Credit: FIGHTHYPE

Topics: Boxing, YouTube

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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