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KSI reveals his five conditions to fight Jake Paul in YouTube grudge match including fight purse, location and weight | The Sun

KSI has revealed his list of five demands to fight Jake Paul.

The pair of bitter YouTube rivals look set to finally put reputations and bragging rights on the line in the ring this year.


Negotiations are underway behind the scenes, but KSI has not been shy of revealing his terms in the open.

He told talkSPORT:“Ideal scenario is to fight at this weight, 177.5lbs, or I might push it to 180lbs, that’s ideal for me.

“I want it to be in the UK. In terms of a split, I’ll be fair 50/50, I don’t want to be a d***. I think that’s reasonable.

“But, I have to be first on the bill, it has to be KSI vs Jake Paul and I walk in last.”

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KSI, 29, returns to the ring tonight at Wembley Arena against gamer Faze Temperrr, 29, and does so at 175lb.

Paul's last fight, a win over 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva, was at a career-lowest 187lb.

So it means he would need to come down in weight to meet KSI, who would be putting size on.

And while splitting the prize money down the middle seems fair enough, the location of the bout could strike problems.

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There is more money to be made in America, which Paul, 25, is ready to capitalise on unless an agreement is soon struck.

He tweeted: "I sent KSI and his team a contract over a month ago. I offered to come to the UK, 185 pounds and 10 rounds.

"I have been at 8 rounds since Askren. He and his team have yet to respond.

"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."

Paul has also in the past confirmed he is willing to concede terms as the B-side, allowing KSI to walk in last and be named on the posters first.

The fierce feud dates back to 2018, when KSI's brother Deji, 26, was beaten by the American.

On the same night, KSI also drew with Paul's brother Logan, 27, but won the rematch a year later when they turned professional.

The KSI and Logan are now friends and business partners following the successful launch of hydration drink Prime.

But there is no love lost for Paul, who has since gone 6-0 in the period of KSI's boxing absence.

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KSI did return in August after three years out, beating rapper Swarmz, 26, and journeyman  Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23, on the same night.

The British music, social media and crossover boxing star wants three fights in 2023, ending with an end of year blockbuster against Paul.


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