KSI accepts Jake Paul's one condition to fight him at Wembley next year
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KSI has agreed to fight Jake Paul in a boxing match at Wembley Stadium next year, on one very specific condition.
The pair have hashed out details of a fight and look set for a climactic clash in 2023.
Paul and KSI have been squabbling on Twitter for a while over getting into the ring, with KSI finally offering to put a contract on the table for a winner takes all fight at Wembley next year.
Challenging Paul to 'put your money where your mouth is' and 'finally end this', the YouTuber turned boxer quickly accepted if KSI would do just one thing ahead of the fight.
I’m gonna send you a contract. We fight next year. Wembley Stadium. Winner of the fight takes all. 100% of the purse will be on the line.— ksi (@KSI) August 8, 2022
Put your money where your mouth is and let’s finally end this.
Will you accept?@jakepaul
That one condition to set up the fight was KSI had to admit that Paul was the better boxer of the two of the moment.
Clearly eager to get into the ring and trade punches with Paul, KSI quickly fired back 'as of today in boxing you're better' on Twitter, so it looks like the fight is absolutely on.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn recently suggested KSI was 'probably gonna make £10 million' for a potential fight against Paul, though the pair's deal hashed out on Twitter says the winner will take the whole prize purse.
Good morning guy “fighting” rapper with t-shirt on.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) August 8, 2022
Your hometown & winner takes all. 1000% I accept, but one condition…
You have to reply and admit that as of TODAY when it comes to boxing I am betr https://t.co/UczxNAnmHv
It was really KSI and Jake's brother Logan who really kicked off this whole 'YouTuber turned boxer' craze, their 2018 fight in the Manchester Arena.
That fight ended in a draw after six rounds, though KSI would go on to win their rematch by split decision in Los Angeles a year later.
Jake also got his proper start in boxing during that first bout, as his fight against KSI's younger brother Deji Olatunji as the main undercard bout really got things going for him in the ring.
Before he can step into the ring with Jake Paul, KSI has another fight on his hands as he's got a bout against rapper Swarmz on 27 August at the O2 Arena with the winner of that fight taking the title of ICB world cruiserweight champion.
As of today in boxing you’re better.— ksi (@KSI) August 8, 2022
Let’s run it bitch. https://t.co/EeMmKs1TAJ
It'll be KSI's first major fight since defeating Logan Paul almost three years ago, whereas Jake has had more experience in the ring since then.
He's won five fights since defeating KSI's brother and has spent recent months trying to set up a fight with Tommy Fury, with little success.
Fury has had issues with injury and was denied access into the US for visa reasons, so his chances of fighting Paul look to be very distant.
Paul had been set to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. at the weekend (6 August), but plans for the fight fell apart over 'weight issues'.
Wembley Stadium next year is the stage where Jake and KSI will work out which of them really is the better boxer.