In 2019, Jake Paul was left emotional and in tears after his brother Logan lost to YouTube rival KSI in their highly anticipated rematch.
The match between Logan and KSI had brought influencer boxing into the mainstream five years prior.
And their professional rematch in Los Angeles garnered significant attention, drawing over 10,000 spectators and featuring two world title fights on the undercard.
However, KSI won the controversial bout via a split decision, with Logan being deducted two points for illegal punches to the back of KSI’s head in one of the rounds.
In a new ‘Untold’ Netflix documentary about Jake Paul, footage shows him crying in Logan’s locker room after the match, deeply affected by his brother’s loss.
Reflecting on the emotional moment, Logan revealed that he hadn’t realized how much Jake wanted to make him proud until after the fight.
He described the match as a close one with a weird call, and while Logan took the loss on the chin, it deeply impacted Jake, who wanted the best for his brother.
“I love Logan more than anyone in this world so for me to see him lose it just sucked,” Jake said after his brother’s loss.
Logan then added: “I had wondered why and it was because he wanted it so bad for me. He wanted it more than I did, he always wants the absolute best for me just as I want the absolute best for him.”
Jake, known as the “Problem Child,” is now set to face off against UFC icon Nate Diaz in an eagerly anticipated grudge match, scheduled to be broadcast live on DAZN PPV on August 5th.
The Logan vs. KSI rematch turned out to be a commercial success, selling an impressive two-million pay-per-view buys, placing it among the top five highest-selling fights in history, alongside legendary matchups involving Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, and Oscar De La Hoya.
Interestingly, despite their past rivalry, Logan and KSI have now become business partners, co-owning the immensely popular Prime Energy drink together.
On the other hand, Jake and KSI’s relationship remains strained, as they were expected to fight each other for several years, but a bout between them has yet to materialize.
Jake is now preparing for his fight against Nate Diaz, while KSI will face Love Island star Tommy Fury in October, keeping the boxing world eagerly awaiting these exciting matchups.