Who is KSI? The YouTube star fighting Logan Paul in a professional boxing rematch

  • British YouTube star KSI is preparing to battle US vlogger Logan Paul in their second livestreamed boxing match on December 9.
  • London-born KSI — real name Olajide “JJ” William Olatunji — pioneered YouTube celebrity boxing matches after making a name for himself playing FIFA on the platform.
  • His first match with Logan Paul in August 2018 ended in a draw, and the pair will be fighting a re-match in LA on Saturday.
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Here we go again.

KSI, the 26-year-old British YouTube star, is set to face off against controversial vlogger Logan Paul once again in a YouTube celebrity boxing match. The pair will battle it out on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which holds 21,000 people. And this time, they’ll be classified as professional boxers.

YouTube boxing matches are a hot new trend, kickstarted by KSI. Although the British vlogger first made his name playing video games on YouTube, he’s pioneered boxing events as a way to whip up famous YouTubers’ huge followings. The real-life matches could generate millions of pounds in ticket, merchandise, and streaming sales.

Here’s how KSI, real name Olajide “JJ” William Olatunji, went from a suburban London upbringing to becoming one of the biggest YouTube stars in the world.

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