YouTubers Logan Paul, KSI draw in underwhelming fight

  • 26/08/2018

Two of YouTube's most popular stars have failed to knock each other out in an underwhelming fight billed as the "biggest event in internet history".

An online beef between the UK's KSI and the United States' Logan Paul erupted into a real-life boxing fight at Manchester Area on Sunday morning (local time).

Two of the three judges scored the six-rounder 57-57, with the third judge giving it to KSI 58-57.

Paul dominated the opening rounds but grew tired by the third. KSI finished stronger, and Paul ended the sixth round with a nosebleed.

The YouTube 'Championship of the World' fight was fought in front of a 20,000 strong crowd and streamed to millions of paying customers on YouTube.

KSI is a British gamer, rapper and comedy blogger with more than 4.4 billion views. He has been accused of being sexist by other YouTube stars.

Logan Paul is a US prankster who has racked up nearly 4 billion views. He caused outrage earlier in the year for filming the body of a Japanese suicide victim, and was accused of racism after videos emerged in which he used the N-word.

KSI won a boxing match earlier this year against another YouTuber, Joe Weller. Sunday's fight was Logan Paul's boxing debut, though he is a former state wrestler.

Both vloggers have agreed to a rematch.