YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul battle to six-round majority draw

KSI v Logan Paul

The big boxing match between YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI went down today with the fight unsurprisingly being declared a draw to make room for a rematch, but the real winners were the viewers who bypassed YouTube to watch it for free on Twitch.

Originally the Paul brothers requested the fight take place in a neutral territory to avoid shady hometown judging since the United Kingdom is the stomping grounds of KSI and Deji, but eventually they agreed to be fair it would be a two fight deal on in Britain and one in the US.

With Manchester Arena also seating 21,000 for boxing matches, and the average ticket costing around £100, that could give KSI another £2.1 million, bringing his possible weekend total to almost £8 million.

One judge scored it 58-57 for KSI, but two judges handed in scores of 57-57.

KSI and Logan Paul had whipped their fans into a frenzy before the bout with insult-filled videos flying back and forth and angry press conferences in Los Angeles and London.

The previous fight, between KSI and Joe Weller, has since racked up over 30 million views on YouTube, and considering the added attention on this most recent boxing event, it should pull in even more rewatches.

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After a fight that was largely a publicity spectacle, many fans thought that the entire outcome may have been planned out ahead to set the stage for a rematch - and another chance to get more money out of fans.

American fighter Paul said: "I think it's what the people want".

Where To Watch KSI vs. Logan Paul Live? The two are also popular YouTube personalities.

Fighting in the undercard before the main event were the stars' younger brothers Deji - also known as Comedy Shorts Gamer - and Jake Paul.

This is the first of the YouTube stars' two scheduled fights, with the second one to be held in February 2019.

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