The press conference for the heatedly-anticipated YouTube boxing contest between KSI and Logan Paul was held in London on Monday.
The rematch will take place on November 9 at the Staples Centre in LA after their last bout finished as a majority draw in Manchester.
It was announced that the fight will be promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom boxing in September and the fight would be a professional boxing fight without head guards and 10oz gloves.
They will be fighting for the crown of the YouTube Boxing Champion, which KSI currently holds after beating Joe Weller in February.
Hearn was asked at the event about UFC icon Conor McGregor’s humorous response to a desire to promote him. His reaction is above:
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Leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA has announced the signing of former England international rugby star James Haskell to its elite roster of athletes.
Haskell will compete in the Bellator heavyweight division and is expected to make his professional MMA debut for the global promotion in 2020.
Haskell announced the end of his stellar 17-year professional rugby career, which saw him achieve major honours for both club and country, in May this year, at the age of 34.
Haskell joined Wasps in 2002 and played a huge role in their English Premiership and European Heineken Cup-winning seasons in 2007 and 2008. His club career also saw him represent Stade Francais in France, Ricoh Black Rams in Japan, Highlanders in New Zealand as well as Northampton Saints.
Haskell made his England debut in 2007 and went on to win 77 caps, earning inclusion in England’s 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup squads. He played an integral part in England’s return to form under coach Eddie Jones in 2016, which saw the side win their first Six Nations Grand Slam for 13 years, before successfully defending their title the following year.
The back row forward also earned inclusion on the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, flying out to replace the injured Billy Vunipola.
Alongside his many rugby accolades, Haskell has shown a keen interest in the sport of MMA for a number of years, working as an MMA TV pundit and training alongside British MMA star Michael “Venom” Page at London Shootfighters gym.
Known as one of sports great characters, Haskell is sure to bring his livewire, quick-witted and at times no-nonsense personality to the sport of MMA – along with genuine, knockout power.
Standing at 6ft 4in and weighing in during his rugby career at 260lbs, Haskell will compete in Bellator’s heavyweight division which features the likes of current champion Ryan Bader, challenger Cheik Kongo, MMA veteran Josh Barnett and Fedor Emelianenko.
While a date has not been set for his professional MMA debut, Haskell is expected to continue training for the remainder of 2019, with his first fight expected to take place during the first half of next year.
Amir Khan has set his sights on eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao after breezing past Billy Dib to claim the WBC international welterweight title in Saudi Arabia.
The British fighter outgunned an inferior opponent in every department at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Dib’s corner threw in the towel after Khan showed his hand speed to floor the Australian for the second time with a flurry of body shots.
Dib stepped in to face Khan at short notice and had to put on 17lbs to face the welterweight.
Speaking after the fight to broadcaster talkSPORT, Khan said: “We want the Manny Pacquiao fight, let’s hope he comes to Saudi Arabia.
“Hopefully we come back again at the end of the year and bring Manny Pacquiao here.
“I felt very comfortable in there. Obviously having a new trainer, Bones Adams.
“We had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time.
“I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots, I felt very comfortable in there.”
The 32-year-old from Bolton was back in the ring for the first time since his controversial WBO welterweight title defeat to Terence Crawford in April.
He was originally scheduled to meet Neeraj Goyat.
But Indian Goyat was forced to pull out after suffering serious injuries in a car accident in June, leaving Dib, a former IBO super-featherweight and IBF featherweight champion, to move up the weights and step in.
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