YOUTUBE star KSI left a fan in tears after he bet £9,000 on a game of rock, paper, scissors.
Jordan Macmillan challenged the millionaire boxer and rapper to a high-stakes game and won – but what KSI did next left the 22-year-old stunned.
KSI sent £18,000 to Jordan Macmillan after losing a bet of rock, paper, scissors
Jordan joked that if he won the game, the star would have to fork out £9,000 for his uni fees.
And the student offered to give KSI – whose real name is Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji – £5 if he won instead.
The pair agreed to play best out of three, and Jordan won on the first two games against the 28-year-old.
Jordan spoke to SE about how he approached KSI, who has a net worth of £16million.
He said: “It started out as a joke between me and my friends.
“I just said, ‘I’m gonna ask him to pay for my tuition if I beat him in rock, paper, scissors as it’ll be funny.’
“I thought the worst that could happen is that he say no and we’d have a laugh about it. I never imagined he would actually agree.
“I’m someone who takes everything seriously, except myself, so that helps me stay calm in those situations.
“He is such a nice guy and was really cool about it as well, which eased the nerves too.”
Jordan said the social media star and his friends initially all laughed at the bet.
He said: “JJ asked how long was left in my tuition. I told him two years, so £18,000.
“Vikk suggested that he pay one year – £9,000 – which is what we agreed on in the end. So we played rock, paper, scissors and I won and just started laughing.
“I was in shock. He then followed me on Instagram and got my details.
“We got pictures and had a chat; they were quite excited when I told them I study football coaching and management.
“I later got a message from him saying, ‘Enjoy it brother,’ so I checked my account and he sent me £18,000 for both years.”
Jordan was left speechless seeing such amount in his bank and was eager to let his family know that he will have on less stress about paying his student fees.
He added: “I was absolutely shocked, I couldn’t believe it.
“He’s such a nice guy so I had no doubt he’d send it but I was so shocked he sent it that quickly.
“It still hasn’t settled in yet. I’m not sure it ever will. I sent him a message after to thank him trying to keep my cool but I couldn’t.
“I then phoned my family, tears everywhere.
“I still can’t believe it, I’ll probably invite him to my graduation.”
KSI is also famous for his boxing matches against fellow YouTube star Logan Paul.
The two went head-to-head against each other in 2018 in a boxing exhibition which finished in a draw.
A year later, both of them turned professional to have a rematch, with KSI claiming the win.
KSI aims at making a return to the fighting scene in late 2022 or early 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits of learning how to box
Here are some reasons to learn boxing:
- It builds confidence. You will be able to confront bullies and other bullies by learning to box.
- It can improve your health. Boxing can help build muscle mass. Muscle mass is what makes you stronger.
- It teaches self defense skills. When you learn how to fight, you learn how to protect yourself.
- It improves your mental toughness. Mental toughness is important when you’re facing challenges.
- You will feel proud of yourself. Once you’ve mastered a certain technique, you’ll feel like a real boxer.
- It’s fun! It’s great fun to get punched in your stomach.
- It’s cheap. All you need to do is get a pair or boxing gloves.
- It doesn’t require much space
What are the 7 punches used in boxing?
These seven punches are: jab cross, hook hook, uppercut straight right, left hook and body shot. These punches attack the opponent’s head or body.
How can I defend my boxing skills by myself?
Boxing is among the oldest forms of martial art known to man. Boxing is considered one of the most difficult sports to practice. You don’t just punch someone in the face and knock him out. You must be able defend yourself from kicks and punches.
Finding a nearby boxing gym is the first step. Once you have located a good gym, you can get gloves and headgear. The gloves protect your hands, while the headgear protects you. You will also need shorts and a shirt.
Once you’ve got all your equipment, you’ll need to warm up properly. Start slow and build up speed. You can then go to the mat and spar with another fighter when you feel ready. Don’t fret if you don’t succeed. Try again until you get it right.
How long does it take for you to master boxing?
Boxing is the oldest known martial art. China is where the first known boxing match took place in 2200 BC. Boxing has existed for thousands upon thousands of generations. Athletes and celebrities still love boxing. However, it takes about 10 months to become proficient at boxing.
It takes so long for boxing to be learned because there are many types of movements involved. Each movement requires specific muscles in order to be effective. So, it takes time to develop these muscles.
After you learn how to move your own body, you can practice any type of boxing. As you get more proficient at each technique, you will be able to improve your skills.
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How to box for training
How to Learn to Box For Exercise
Learning boxing will help you improve your self-confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
It’s a great way for you to feel fit and healthy. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.
There are many boxing training options. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
It is important to find a program that suits your needs and your lifestyle. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.
It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Basic techniques and drills are taught in beginner’s programs. These include shadowboxing and sparring, mittwork, and punching combinations. Advanced programs cover more complex movements and offer more variety.
Beginners’ programs generally last around eight weeks and cost less than $100. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs last approximately six months and typically cost $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. Some programs also include resistance training (e.g. lifting weights) or aerobic conditioning (e.g. running).