KSI has shut down Logan Paul’s offer of another rematch after securing a split-decision victory over his American YouTube rival at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The Brit came into the fight as the underdog but was the busier of the two fighters, with two judges scoring it 57-54 and 56-55 in his favour while a third had it 56-55 for Paul.
The fight was not without controversy, with Paul deducted two points for a late hit after a knockdown while the referee missed a knockdown from KSI after a clean punch.
Despite the animosity between the two men in the build-up to the fight, they embraced in the ring afterwards – though there will be no third fight despite Paul’s desire to make it happen.
Asked if he would like another rematch, Paul said: ‘Yeah, I’d love to fight KSI, these are the best moments of my life man.’
That prompted some jeers from the crowd – who heavily supported KSI – and the Brit, who felt he edged their first fight which was ruled as a draw, feels he has already proven he is the better man and told Paul to move into MMA.
Asked the same question, KSI said bluntly: ‘Na, it’s done. It’s done fam. It is done. Done. I’m onto the next thing.
‘Hey, you can do MMA – with the wrestling and stuff – you should fight CM Punk. I think that would be a pretty funny fight.’
While KSI was coy on whether he would be back in the boxing ring any time soon, Paul – who claimed he could be heavyweight champion in five years’ time – is not walking away from the sport and was unhappy with the decision.
Asked if fans will see him back in the ring, Paul added: ‘Yeah you definitely will. I’ll be back. Hey I’m coming for the commission on that. I don’t think that was fair at all.’
He added at his press conference: ‘If I were JJ, I would not take that third fight. He got that W today, leave while you can. It is not safe. I’m confident nine out of 10 times I beat that guy. Today was not my day.’
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