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Last week, YouTube personality KSI – real name JJ Olatunji – offered Paul the chance to appear on the undercard of his bout against Alex Wassabi after this month's pay-per-view event against Hasim Rahman Jr was cancelled.
"Clearly your card is dead in the water at this point. So lemme give you a lifeline," KSI wrote on Twitter. "If you TRULY want to fight Tommy, fight on my card as the co main event.
"I’ve got everything set up for you. Best believe you owe me though. Ball is in your court."
I play chess, u play checkers. Ur opponent is repped by me & I know a lot more about ur biz than u would like. Ur not on my level in boxing or the boxing biz. Out of respect for my client, I’ll let u keep chirping away like a canary. You & Fury r both big mouths, w/ small sacks. https://t.co/9GGbRbHjec— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 29, 2022
Jake Paul and KSI have exchanged words on numerous occasions in the past, and fans believe that match-up is the holy grail of the so-called 'celebrity boxing world'.
When asked what might happen if Jake Paul were to ever take on KSI, Hearn said: “I think that’s a very easy fight for Jake Paul, at the level he’s been boxing at now, with what he’s been doing in the gym.
“You know, he’s been doing this for like two years – consistently training, sparring, proving, he’s made a lot of improvements.
“It’s a massive fight, but the problem is, when it comes down to ego and all that kind of stuff, the reality is it’s very unlikely that KSI would win that fight, so in your world – of that YouTube environment – how detrimental is it to KSI’s brand and career to lose to Jake Paul, versus the money that he would make in that fight?
“He's probably gonna make £10 million fight for that fight.”
Hearn also spoke about Anthony Joshua's career and his thoughts on Tyson Fury during the hour long chat. You can listen to the full podcast HERE.
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