The highly anticipated rematch between Logan Paul and KSI is finally here.
The two popular YouTube stars fought each other in August of 2018 at Manchester Arena. The fight ended in a majority draw after six rounds, and this time they’re looking for a true winner.
KSI and Paul’s rematch will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This time around, the boxers won’t be competing under amateur rules. KSI and Paul have become professional boxers, which means they won’t be fighting with headgear.
Much has been said on both sides leading up to the fight, so Saturday night should be very entertaining.
Sporting News is tracking live, round-by-round updates from Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 and the famous YouTubers try to settle their long-running feud in the boxing ring. Follow the entire fight below, including updates from the undercard and DAZN’s red carpet event.
Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 live updates, results by round
End of the fight
KSI won via split decision with the judges ruling:
- 56-55 – Logan Paul
- 57-54 – KSI
- 56-55 – KSI
Paul’s two-point deduction in Round 4 proved critical in the end.
KSI was able to land a few solid jabs in this round. But as was the case in the first fight, both fighters looked tired by the time the final round came around. The announcers claimed “a draw” didn’t seem too far off, which as we know was the result of the first fight. This will be a very close one.
Both fighters are definitely tired at this point, but Paul was able to land a few solid jabs in this round. Paul has looked better in the later rounds after KSI looked strong in the initial rounds. Only one more three-minute round remains in this fight.
Not much action in this round, overall.
According to Sporting News’ Andreas Hale, a “F— you Logan” chant has broken out within the arena.
With 42 seconds left in the round, KSI took a solid uppercut to the chin and went down. But he was also hit in the back of the head, so the referee rewarded Paul with a knockdown but docked two points from the fighter. A critical decision in what’s been a close fight so far.
With just a few rounds left, KSI looks gassed.
Logan Paul went down to the ground for a brief moment in this round, but got right back up. The commentators alleged he was hit in the back of the head by KSI. Replay later on confirmed he was hit, and the commentators said it should be ruled as a knockdown. The referee, however, said it was not a knockdown.
Paul went down again later, but that was an obvious slip.
KSI landed twice as many jabs in the second round, according to DAZN’s telecast. KSI landed 41% of his punches while Logan Paul landed 31%.
Both fighters were swinging for the fences, as it looks like they’re aiming for a knockout. But swinging this much will make them both tired. Luckily for them, there are only six rounds so low stamina will only be a storyline for so long.
KSI lands another overhand right. He’s winning this round. Paul is pacing himself. Security is trying to tell all these kids in the front to sit down. This is hilarious.
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) November 10, 2019
The fight has officially started.
KSI had some big swings at Paul, but many of them weren’t able to land. Neither fighter was able to really land a huge punch on the other, but it was still an entertaining first round. KSI was breathing heavily after the first round, leading to some questions about his stamina. The first fight saw both fighters get tired at the end, so it’ll definitely be something worth monitoring throughout the next five rounds.
The undercard fights took longer than we anticipated, but the main event is finally here.
Logan Paul comes out wearing an American flag outfit. He entered the ring with XXXTentacion’s “Take a Step Back” playing.
KSI came out to his new song “Down Like That” featuring Rick Ross, Lil Baby and S-X.
He wore a red mask and robe.
Watch the Logan Paul vs. KSI countdown show live
11:49 p.m.: Jonathan Batista was knocked down by Nikita Ababiy and was able to get back up. But as the round ended, Batista swung well after the bell dinged and was disqualified from the fight. We now expect Logan Paul vs. KSI to start. You can read updates about the main event above.
11:41 p.m.: Just kidding, a fight that wasn’t scheduled is now taking place before the main event. Logan Paul vs. KSI will take place after a quick fight between Jonathan Batista and Nikita Ababiy.
11:30 p.m.: Devin Haney’s fight against Alfredo Santiago is over. Haney won by unanimous decision. Logan Paul vs. KSI is up next.
11:20 p.m.: Devin Haney has surprisingly struggled with his opponent Alfredo Santiago as this fight looks like it’s going the distance. Expect the KSI and Logan Paul fight to start closer around 11:45 p.m. ET at this point.
11:15 p.m.: Logan Paul vs. KSI is getting even closer now. Devin Haney is entering the ninth round of his fight against Alfredo Santiago.
10:56 p.m.: Devin Haney enters the fifth round out out 12 against Alfredo Santiago. KSI vs. Logan Paul will start after the conclusion of Haney-Santiago.
10:41 p.m.: The betting odds on the Logan Paul and KSI fight have changed, according to betting expert Rob Perez. Perez says Paul is the favorite (-334) while KSI is the underdog (+250). The boxing experts on the set also said they don’t expect the fight to last the distance.
10:24 p.m.: Ryan Garcia reveals he bet $10,000 on Logan Paul winning.
10:12 p.m.: In case you were interested in the undercard fights, Billy Joe Saunders knocked down Marcelo Esteban in the 11th round, leading to the fight being called.
Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago is up next, and then Logan Paul vs. KSI is up after that.
The rest of the undercard results are as follows:
- Josh Brueckner def. Tyler Smith
- Diego Pacheco def. Aaron Casper
- Ronny Rios def. Hugo Berrio
10:09 p.m.: Justin Bieber has joined Logan Paul in his locker room. Jake Paul, who is on the broadcast, says Bieber knows his boxing well. He also compared Bieber’s history with his own as both of them have received plenty of criticism in the media.
9:47 p.m.: According to Rob Perez, a betting expert, most of the bets tonight are for a knockout by either boxer. This is mostly due to the glove changes, which we’ve explained below.
9:27 p.m.: The DAZN countdown show displayed a clip from “40 Days” which had Logan Paul trying on his 10oz gloves for the first time. Paul is wearing 10oz gloves tonight, which is different from the 12oz gloves he wore in the first fight.
“These are legal? Holy s—,” Paul said in the show. “I feel like I’m holding a gun in my hand.”
Logan’s brother Jake said there would have been a knockout in the first fight if Logan had these gloves.
9:08 p.m.: KSI has also arrived, so both of the main stars for Saturday are in the building.
Also, Logan Paul seems very relaxed for tonight.
8:48 p.m.: YouTube star Josh Brueckner made his pro debut on Saturday against Tyler Smith, a former MMA fighter and won. Immediately after winning, Brueckner proposed to his girlfriend who said yes.
8:40 p.m.: Jake Paul says he’s also turned professional and is ready to fight someone himself.
“I’m ready for whoever, whenever, anyone can get the smoke,” Jake Paul said.
But a little while later he was asked if he’d fight his brother Logan. He didn’t seem overly confident in that possibility, but said he’d win if that fight did take place.
8:27 p.m.: Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wanted to explain a big difference between the first fight and tonight’s rematch. There’s obviously no headgear this time around, but another key difference is the gloves. The first fight was with 12oz gloves, but this fight is 10oz gloves.
Boxer Ryan Garcia was on set to help explain there really is a big difference even if the 2oz difference doesn’t sound like much.
“When you get hit with a 10oz glove with no headgear, it’s like getting hit with a rock,” Garcia said. “You can’t train for that. That’s why these guys don’t know what it’s going to be like when they get hit. This fight is too unpredictable for me.”
8:22 p.m.: Justin Bieber is in the building.
8:12 p.m.: Logan and Jake Paul have arrived to the scene.
Logan Paul arrived wearing his merch and some shades. He was subdued walking into the arena. Once he got to his locker room, he was interviewed by DAZN and said he’s spent most of the day sleeping.
“Tonight will mark the end to the wildest journey of my life,” Paul said while thanking his fans.
He also predicted this fight will be the “best show of 2019.”
Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 start time
- Main event: 11:15 p.m. ET | 8:15 p.m. PT
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- Undercard: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
Logan Paul and KSI are expected to make their ring walks around 11:15 p.m. ET. Prior to the main event, there are three fights on the undercard, which starts at 7 p.m. ET. There are also three fights on the main card, starting at 9 p.m. ET with Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Coceres. Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago is the last fight before Paul vs. KSI.
Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 undercard
- Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago
- Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Coceres
- Josh Brueckner vs. Tyler Smith
- Diego Pacheco vs. Aaron Casper
- Ronny Rios vs. Hugo Berrio