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Jake Paul finds next opponent, will fight KSI at Wembley Stadium in 2023

Jake Paul and KSI have agreed to fight in 2023 at Wembley Stadium with the winner taking the entire purse.

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Jake Paul and KSI have agreed to fight in 2023 at Wembley Stadium with the winner taking the entire purse.
Jason MillerAFP

Jake Paul has recently been frustrated in his search for an opponent to fight. After three cancellations of matchups with professional boxers, he has turned to another YouTube sensation to finally nail down an appearance in the ring.

After several years of confrontations on social media networks, Jake Paul will fight against Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, better known as KSI. The last fights of both YouTubers-turned-boxers were canceled for different reasons.

KSI proposed Wembley Stadium as the venue for their fight, and set the year 2023 for it to take place. After several interactions between both influencers on Twitter, the fight was agreed upon. Paul did have one condition for him to sign off on the match- that KSI tweet that right now, the American is a better boxer than him, and KSI was happy enough to comply.

Among the proposed specifications for the match is that the winner will take all the proceeds from the fight and the loser will go home empty-handed.

Paul brothers vs Olatunji brothers

The relationship between the Pauls and the Olatunji brothers is complicated since KSI beat Logan by split decision in 2019. Both debuted as professionals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the cards favored the Sidemen member with scores of 56-55, 57-54 and 55-56.

However, their first confrontation was as amateur boxers at the Manchester Arena and the six-round fight ended as a majority draw. Two judges gave even scores of 57-57, while one scored 58-57 in favor of KSI.

On the same card, Deji Olatunji, KSI’s brother, and Jake fought. In that fight, the younger of the Paul brothers defeated Deji in five rounds by technical knockout.

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