JAKE PAUL will advise Alex Wassabi in his boxing career and teased a fight announcement “in the coming weeks”.
American Wassabi made his YouTube boxing debut against online rival Deji, the brother of British star KSI.
Jake Paul will advise Alex Wassabi in his boxing career
He won the bout and confirmed he would fight again, since being signed by Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions.
MVP posted on Instagram: “We are excited to announce that MVP & BAVAFA Sports will be advising Alex Wassabi on his boxing career.
“After a dominant win against Deji, Alex is now considering multiple options.
“We look forward to announcing @alexwassabi next opponent in the coming weeks.”
Wassabi, 31, has been trading words online with KSI, 28, fuelling rumours of a summer fight.
KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – first boxed in a 2018 exhibition beating Joe Weller, 26.
He then drew in a similar bout with Paul’s brother Logan, 26, but won the rematch a year later on points when they turned professional.
KSI is yet to return since the 2019 win but confirmed he would be willing to face Wassabi in his comeback bout.
He said on a SideCast episode: “Alright as a warm up fight to get rid of the cobwebs I will fight Alex Wassabi.
“Go in and f*** him up, I’ll redeem Deji and say ‘this is how you do it’. I’ll show everyone a sick event and make it free.”
Paul, 25, is the most accomplished of social media influencers in the ring, currently 5-0.
As a promoter, he also agreed the women’s super-fight between his friend Amanda Serrano, 33, and Ireland’s Katie Taylor, 35, on April 30.
KSI and YouTube boxing rival Jake Paul