So, it happened. The dubbed “Biggest Internet Event In the History” took place on 25th August and broke every whiter collar records possible in one night.
In front of 18,000 fans at the Manchester Arena, 80,000 viewers, and half a million who illegally streamed the fight, KSI and Logan Paul endured six rounds of tense white-collar boxing in what was hailed the ‘biggest event in Internet history’.
The spoils were shared 50/50 and although no official figures have been revealed, it’s believed to be somewhere around the £150 million ($192m) mark and will be added to the lucrative sponsorship deals that the pair signed (estimation is done by LadBible) .
after sleeping on it & rewatching the fight…
i should’ve won, 4-2. i was the better boxer & athlete but my bitch ass got too tired 😂 idk how KSI’s throw downs & illegal hits AFTER the bell weren’t accounted for in the score BUT
REMATCH IN AMERICA ASAP 🇺🇸
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) August 26, 2018
And looks like even after quadrupling their net worth, These guys are planning an even bigger rematch which will take place in Feb 2019. YouTube Boxing is not actually new, In January this year, Famous British YouTuber Joe Weller Challanged KSI resulting in the crowning of KSI as the “King of the Internet”.
On his victory, he called out Logan Paul for another white collar showdown, which lead to yesterday’s Show.
Total pay per view crossed 800K con current viewers, which at $10 each purchase, could potentially have generated at least 500K to both the sides. Apart from that, Merchandise got sold in the sidelines of Manchester arena which must have reaped a fortune for both parties.