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Logan Paul Was Docked Points For An Illegal Punch In KSI Fight

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Logan Paul Was Docked Points For An Illegal Punch In KSI Fight

As Logan Paul goes up against Floyd Mayweather Jr this weekend, he may want to avoid the mistake he made back in 2019 - when he was deducted two points for an illegal punch which cost him the fight against fellow content creator KSI.

The American punched his opponent before grabbing onto his head and hitting him again, then once more while he was on the floor.

Referee Jack Reiss counted the knockdown in the fourth round, but deducted two points from Paul for punching while holding and for the illegal shots as KSI was on the ground.

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Reiss agreed that the initial punch was clean but the ones that followed weren't - meaning Paul was penalised for the offences.

These two points proved the difference between Paul winning and losing, because it turns out he was beaten on a split decision.

The score card reveals that if the two points were added to the numbers from each of the judges, Paul would have bagged the win. Gutted.

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Paul outlined his intention to contest the referee's decision, saying: "I thought it was a legitimate knockdown. I didn't get a warning.

Credit: DAZN Boxing
Credit: DAZN Boxing

"I got two points taken away from me and that's the reason I lost tonight. I would love to contest the commission because I think I should have got a warning. I don't think it was fair at all."

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And when asked about whether he wants to fight KSI for a third time, Paul responded: "I'd love to fight KSI again, these are the best moments of my life.

"I just want to say fair play to KSI, you are one of the toughest people I know and I wish you the best. I can talk trash but it's all for show."

Paul will go up against Mayweather this weekend at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium - the fight airing live in the early hours of Monday morning (7 June) in the UK.

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Ahead of their clash, Paul said he'll retire as the 'greatest boxer on the planet' after beating his opponent.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The 24-year-old said: "He doesn't know who he's getting in the ring with.

"He really thinks I'm a YouTuber, he really thinks I'm a fake fighter and I get it.

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"Everything I portray online says the same thing, but we really are about this life now.

"Floyd underestimating me is going to hurt him, I think.

"I want Floyd to bring his belts, all of them because I'm going to knock him out and become the greatest boxer on the planet.

"Then I'm going to retire, buy some land in upstate New York and not give Floyd the rematch."

Featured Image Credit: DAZN Boxing

Topics: Logan Paul, News, KSI

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