YouTubers-turned-boxers KSI and Jake Paul have been circling each other for quite some time now, but many are wondering what has been causing the delay in scheduling a fight between them.
Paul took to Twitter to shed some light on the situation, claiming that he sent a contract offer to KSI for a match in the United Kingdom in December, but the London native has yet to respond:
Jake Paul @jakepaul
The offer was / is to come to the UK in December 2023. If he doesn't respond next week after his show, then it's going to have to be in the US. <br><br>The best part is he tells <a href="https://twitter.com/arielhelwani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@arielhelwani</a> that I'm hiding behind negotiations when in fact he has yet to respond. Hahaha. <a href="https://t.co/Xk1dUFrMGH">https://t.co/Xk1dUFrMGH</a>
KSI told Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour that they're "working on it, and we're looking like November, December" regarding a fight against Paul. However, he noted that he expects it to be a contentious negotiating process between both sides, and for now, he's focused on his next opponent:
KSI was expected to face Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis on Jan. 14, but the latter withdrew from the fight last week. The 29-year-old will now face pro-gamer FaZe Temperrr at Wembley Stadium.