KSI says he’d rather knock out Jake Paul than see Arsenal win the Premier League again as he vows to expose ‘fraud’ YouTuber and hints at potential super fight with Conor McGregor in the future


KSI would love to see his beloved Arsenal back on top in the Premier League, but knocking out Jake Paul means more to him.

The YouTuber joined talkSPORT ahead of his TWO fights on Saturday night, which sees him take on rapper Swarmz followed by pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda.

KSI admits he’s fighting two men on Saturday to one-up Paul at the O2 Arena in London

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KSI admits he’s fighting two men on Saturday to one-up Paul at the O2 Arena in London

KSI, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji (JJ), was keen to stress this double bout was to help him prepare for an eventual showdown with his American counterpart.

“My end goal is to fight Jake Paul, knock him out and end his whole journey,” KSI said on Drivetime.

“I want to silence him once and for all and show everyone how much of a fraud he is when it comes to this whole YouTube boxing scene.

“I felt like I had to do more. I couldn’t just fight Swarmz, I need to really get rid of the ring rust and I guess one-up Jake Paul in a sense and that’s why I thought I’d fight a pro boxer as well as fighting Swarmz on the same night just to really push myself to the limit.

“I want to show everyone what I can do, show my stamina, show my work-ethic and show everyone I’m serious about this boxing scene.”

KSI also hinted on when the mega fight could happen, as well as revealing where he’d like it to happen, before suggesting he could be interested in a super fight with Conor McGregor in the future.


KSI beat Jake’s brother Logan in November 2019

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KSI beat Jake’s brother Logan in November 2019

“I think the Jake Paul fight is definitely some time next year. That’s the plan,” he said.

“I want it to be at Wembley Stadium but I don’t think he’s personally going to be down for that.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of politics, I think there’s going to be a lot of back and forth. Negotiations are going to be very long, a lot longer than people think… it’ll be a long talk.

“Obviously we both want it but we both want it on our own terms. Jake loves to say that he’s going to fight on my terms but it’s all cap! He’s a liar!”

Paul has five wins from five, including four KOs to his name, but there are doubts about his ability to take on pro boxers

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Paul has five wins from five, including four KOs to his name, but there are doubts about his ability to take on pro boxers

“My main goal when it comes to boxing is to finish Jake Paul. After I finish Jake Paul I’ll decide what I want to do then,” he added.

“I might hang up the gloves or do a super fight with someone like Conor McGregor or someone like that or depending on whoever else is there fighting, whatever makes sense.

“Right now my main goal is Jake Paul and Jake Paul only.”

And KSI is so determined to win that he’d even sacrifice seeing Arsenal win their first Premier League title since 2004.

Arsenal have made a fine start to the season, winning their opening three Premier League matches

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Arsenal have made a fine start to the season, winning their opening three Premier League matches

Asked whether he’d rather see Arsenal win the Premier League or KO Paul, KSI replied: “Knocking Jake Paul out, come on.

“I’ve had so many years of Arsenal failing, it’s okay. I can have another year of Arsenal failing. I don’t mind!”

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