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Jake Paul Says KSI Hasn't Responded to Contract Offer for Fight in United Kingdom

Doric SamJanuary 10, 2023

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 30:  Jake Paul and KSI argue after Paul defeated AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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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:

Jed I. Goodman © @jedigoodman

KSI on the chances a fight with Jake Paul happens this year:<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheMMAHour?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheMMAHour</a> <a href="https://t.co/BoA9P5yOCh">pic.twitter.com/BoA9P5yOCh</a>

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.