Prior to the Manchester Arena bout in August, both the YouTube stars had already penned an agreement for a two-fight deal, although the location for the second was up for discussion, and widely expected to be in the US to please both sets of fans.
The duo, with a combined subscriber count of well over 40 million, fought to a controversial majority draw, meaning that KSI retained his “YouTube Championship Belt” after initially winning it against Brit rival Joe Weller by technical knockout.
After more than 18,000 people watched the first contest in Manchester and another 800,000 or so live, interest in seeing who would come out on top in the rematch has been high – and it's officially on.
Here’s everything you need to know about the rematch.
When will the rematch happen?
It was widely believed that the first fight would happen at some point early in 2019, likely February, but soon after facing Paul, KSI admitted that he wanted an extended break away from the ring to recover and that it would be sometime “in the summer” – having fought twice in 2018, it’s understandable.
The bout will take place on 9th November, 2019. We’re not too far off then. You can start getting excited.
Where will the rematch take place?
The fight between the two YouTube sensations will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. The first went down at the MEN Arena in Manchester, so this time it’s on Logan’s turf and will have that highly sought after US audience.
How can I get tickets?
Demand for the first fight was somewhat unprecedented and sold out the Manchester Arena, so if you like the idea of being around 18,000 screaming kids for hours then you’ll have to act fast. Tickets will be on general sale from Saturday, 14th September with pre-sale already live. You can buy them right here.
Where will I be able to watch the fight?
If you're not going to the fight itself, you can watch it on DAZN in the United States and from around the world and if you're in the UK, you'll have to stay tuned - no announcement has been made on broadcasting rights just yet, although it is set to be announced at the press conference on Saturday.
What have they said since the first fight?
KSI: “Finally, after over a year since our rematch, I get to enter the ring once again to fight Logan Paul.
“If I’m being honest, I didn’t fight well at all in the first fight, and even then, I still managed to draw against him.
“This time I won’t make it so close, especially now that it’s a pro fight, no head guards and 10oz gloves hahahaha, the time to end him is nearing. I can’t wait to see the memes of him slumped on the ground after I’ve repeatedly beaten the life out of him. He’s facing a different animal this time. He will soon realize.
“Big shoutout to DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA for hosting a monumental fight that will be in the record books whether people like it or not. November 9 is the day ‘The Nightmare’ becomes his reality.”
Logan Paul: “I’m excited to ruin JJs face and I want to thank DAZN for giving me the platform to do so.
“Last fight, KSI couldn’t beat me with only three months of training under my belt. For the past year, while JJ has been wasting his time trying to become a rapper, I’ve been training every single day. I’m finally getting what I wanted from the beginning – no headgear, 10oz gloves, and the opportunity to dismantle JJ’s repugnant face in Los Angeles, my home city.
“After November 9, the embarrassment of losing will eat away at KSI’s ego for the next decade; he will be afraid to show face in America. This time, I won’t leave it up to the judges.
“I’ve been a DAZN fan for a very long time, so it’s an honor to partner with DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA for what will become the biggest combat sporting event of the year.”
KSI vs Logan Paul weigh-in for first fight
What are the odds?
KSI to win: 5/6
Logan Paul to win: 5/6