YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are due to meet in a boxing ring later this year, and according to William Hill’s odds, there is very little to separate the two. Both are quoted at 10/11, with a draw priced at 8/1.
The two first fought in August last year at the Manchester Arena. The bout was a closely matched affair, and after 6 rounds was scored a draw by the judges.
Billed as “the biggest event in internet history”, 20,000 people turned out to watch the fight live, with millions more watching the pay-per-view on YouTube. To the consternation of both fighters, even more saw the event via bootleg streaming sites.
The rematch was initially rumoured to be taking place next month, but it now appears that it will be pushed back while the organisers try to find a way to combat the video piracy which was such a feature of the first broadcast.
According to leaked contract details, the deal was struck for two fights, one in each of the star’s home countries, the UK and the USA. Should KSI back out of the rematch he will lose half of his profits from the first bout.
No date or venue has been confirmed, though it is known that KSI favours a November contest.
Both fighters are well known for their controversial moves. KSI has faced allegations of sexism, while Paul recently announced that he would be “going gay for a month” this March.