YouTube has long been a platform where creators can share their work with a huge audience, and amateurs and professionals can appear side by side for viewers. Some amateur creators have been able to grow their work into a business and turn pro, but it's unexpected to see that pro turn to happen in the boxing ring. This Saturday, two online influencers will unplug from their channels and fight in the main event as officially sanctioned boxers for the YouTube Boxing Championship. Of course it's only available online, so you can watch KSI vs. Logan Paul and Saunders vs. Coceres streaming exclusively on DAZN.
When is the KSI vs. Logan Paul fight?
KSI vs. Logan Paul will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. DAZN is live streaming this event beginning with the Undercard fights at 7 p.m. Eastern time. That will be followed by the Main card will start at 9 p.m. and the Main Event fight between KSI vs. Logan Paul at approximately 11 p.m.
KSI vs. Logan Paul — The Main Event Preview
KSI, a.k.a. Olajide "The Nightmare" Olatunji (debut) is a man of many talents, as a YouTube creator, rapper and now professional boxer. While this fight is his pro debut, KSI already has a short history in the ring. KSI has held two amateur boxing events on YouTube previously and they drew big crowds. These amateur fights had the fighters in protective headgear for six rounds, and they were offered as paid streams on YouTube. Last February he defeated another YouTube personality named Joe Weller with a TKO in the third round. Then last August, KSI faced a greater challenge when he boxed against Logan Paul.
Logan "The Maverick" Paul (debut) is also a YouTube creator and social media influencer who has made trouble through bad decisions on a regular basis. After making content featuring animal abuse, tasteless jokes and even a suicide victim, Paul answered a challenge from KSI and went in a different direction. Their first boxing match went the distance, and ended is a majority draw decision. There was talk in the ring right after the fight about running it back in a rematch, so this second bout shouldn't be a surprise. What is unexpected is the pro twist, with both fighters sanctioned by officials and no head gear. Will a clear winner emerge from this more serious bout?
Saunders vs. Coceres — Co-Main Preview
Billy Joe Saunders (28-0) is the current WBO Super Middleweight champion, which carries a bit more clout than the YouTube boxing title. The undefeated Saunders has also held a world title at Middleweight, which was taken away when he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. After moving up to super middleweight, Saunders won the vacant WBO title this past May, and now he's defending it against another unbeaten opponent.
Marcelo "El Terrible" Coceres (28-0-1) is an undefeated Argentinian fighter with his first shot at a world title. All but one of his twenty-nine previous fights have been held in Argentina, so he has had limited exposure to world class fighters. This means there isn't an easy book on how to defeat Coceres, but it also could mean he isn't tested and ready for an experienced multiple title holder like Saunders. The YouTube stars may bring in a new audience, but this fight might provide a showcase for true technical boxing skills.
KSI vs. Logan Paul Schedule and Fight Card
Here's the schedule for Saturday's streaming boxing event exclusively on DAZN. All times shown are Eastern.
- Undercards: 7 p.m.
- Main card: 9 p.m.
- KSI vs. Logan Paul: 11 p.m.
The full fight card, as always subject to change, is as follows:
- Olajide "KSI" Olatunji (debut) vs. Logan Paul (debut)
- Billy Joe Saunders (28-0) vs. Marcelo Coceres (28-0-1)
- Devin Haney (23-0) vs. Alfredo Santiago (12-0)
- Nikita Ababiy (7-0) vs. Jonathan Batista (19-15)
- Ronny Rios (31-3) vs. Hugo Berrio (28-7-1)
- Diego Pacheco (6-0) vs. Aaron Casper (5-3)
- Alexis Espino (4-0) vs. Gregory Clark (4-4-1)
- Reschat Mati (4-0) vs. Cody Peterson (1-5)
- Joshua Brueckner (debut) vs. Tyler Smith (debut)
How to watch KSI vs. Logan Paul and Saunders vs. Coceres on DAZN
DAZN is a sports streaming service that offers an alternative to pay-per-view. The first KSI vs. Logan Paul fight was a single Pay-Per-View stream on YouTube, and championship fights like Saunders vs. Coceres often landed on premium movie channels. Now DAZN offers big events like this plus more boxing, MMA, and soccer as part of their regular subscription. DAZN also has ChangeUp, a nightly live look-in show for MLB, and The Pat McAfee Show daily. With over 100 fights per year, including major promotions from Bellator, Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom USA and World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas, DAZN is one of the main destinations for boxing and MMA.
DAZN is available to stream on the devices you already have. You can use Android, iPhone or iPad to use mobily. You can also watch DAZN on the big screen using any of the following devices:
- Android TV
- Apple TV (4th gen or 4K)
- Fire TV
- Playstation 4
- Xbox One.
- LG smart TVs
- Samsung smart TVs
- Vizio smart TVs
How much will KSI vs. Logan Paul and Saunders vs. Coceres cost on DAZN?
DAZN is available for $20 per month, or $99 per year. Boxing fans have a lot of major events to look forward to on DAZN. That includes the highly anticipated rematch of Ruiz vs. Joshua on December 7, as well as Cancio vs. Alvarado on November 23. MMA fans will find a full schedule on DAZN too. Bellator 232 will feature MacFarlane vs Jackson December 21 only on DAZN. Sign up today and you can watch KSI vs. Logan Paul and Saunders vs. Coceres this Saturday, November 9.
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How to watch KSI vs. Logan Paul on DAZN if you're outside the United States
We've all been there. This weekend you might be taking the family to the Bahamas, or anywhere outside of the United States but still want to watch KSI vs. Logan Paul. You pay for DAZN so you figure you're all set. However, streaming the sports you love can switch from a TKO into throwing in the towel. It's all because streaming services often block their feeds if you're not in America. Blame the lawyers, contracts, or greedy fat cats!
There is a way to get things working again by using a VPN. Those three little letters mean "Virtual Private Network," and that sends your internet traffic from wherever you are through a specific set of servers. Then it pops your internet traffic back into the United States even while you're abroad. That means you can sail away while your internet stays on the shores of the USA.
Does a VPN sound appealing to you? It's easy to get a great one with subscription services that, for a few bucks a month, tunnel your traffic through your choice of a variety of locations. It can also give you security and peace of mind on open WiFi connections, because a VPN protects you against snoopers on any network. Give one a try to see if it works for you, and then put it to good use. Even enjoy your football from a half a world away.
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