KSI announces huge live stream of sparring session at worst possible time for rival Jake Paul
KSI has announced his sparring session with YouTuber IShowSpeed at the worst possible time for his boxing rival Jake Paul. The pair will live stream a match for charity at the exact time as the Jake Paul vs Andre August bout on December 15th.
Charity Event to Clash with Paul vs. August Fight
Speed, 18, real name Darren Jason Watkins Jr called out KSI at the end of November to take on the streamer in the ring. The two will now battle it out in an event to raise money for the Anthony Walker Foundation. KSI shared the news on his Twitter account on Tuesday with the caption "December 15th."
Sparring Session Scheduled for 4am UK Time
But the pair have decided to go head-to-head at 4am UK time when Paul and August are expected to make their ring walk. This could cause an issue for The Problem Child as he may struggle for views as two of the biggest names on YouTube take each other on.
Paul, 26, returns against August, 35, having beaten ex-UFC star Nate Diaz, 38, two months ago. The fight is set to take place in Orlando, Florida and will be streamed on Dazn.
A Long and Bitter Feud
The timing of KSI's live stream was surely no coincidence as he and Paul have a long and bitter feud. In 2018 KSI challenged Jake and his brother to an amateur bout. However, he only faced Logan in the ring, who he beat and now co-promotes the Prime energy drink with.
KSI and Jake were due to fight in August but the American pulled out and chose to fight Nate Diaz instead. Then in October after KSI's defeat against Tommy Fury, the American called him a "sore loser" after demanding an appeal. Earlier this year Jake lost via a split decision against Fury in Saudi Arabia.