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Twitter Reacts to KSI's Pay-per-view Challenge to Jake Paul

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YouTuber and boxer KSI — real name Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji — has called out fellow influencer-turned pugilist Jake Paul ahead of their upcoming boxing fights.

KSI, who hasn't fought since his bout with Jake's brother Logan in 2019, called out the American YouTuber on Twitter to see who can sell more pay-per-view tickets for their upcoming boxing fights.

Photo credit: Michael Reaves - Getty Images
Photo credit: Michael Reaves - Getty Images

Olatunji was one of the first YouTubers to try his hand(s) at boxing, paving the way for dozens of social media personalities who have stepped into the ring since his debut fight against content creator Joe Weller. On the flipside, 25-year-old Jake Paul holds a professional boxing record of 5-0 and will be fighting an as-yet-unnamed opponent at New York's Madison Square Garden on August 6th.

"You should fight on your own card on the 27th of August, so we can see who can get the most PPVs," KSI wrote on Twitter, challenging Paul. "Especially since you might not even be fighting on the 13th anymore lmao. We can then see who has the real power," he wrote.

Paul, in typical fashion, caught onto KSI's Tweet and quickly clapped back. "You wanna challenge me in everything except an actual fight," he said.

KSI, nickname 'The Nightmare', began the trend of YouTubers turning to boxing in 2018, and said in a recent video "I am so excited to get back in the ring and I will show everyone that I am the greatest YouTube boxer and then there will be silence from all of these haters. I have been watching all of these p***** like Jake [Paul] and Austin [McBroom] thinking they are sick, just wait."

Twitter, unsurprisingly, was quick to share its collective opinion to KSI's challenge:

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