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Logan Paul vs KSI II is set to make promoter Eddie Hearn a lot of money this weekend but the Matchroom Boxing chief has become frustrated by the pair after Thursday night's press conference.
The two YouTubers face each other on Saturday night in the Staples Centre, LA, in a rematch of their 2018 majority draw, in a fight that's likely to do more than the 800,000 buys their first fight did.
Despite the fight's huge appeal outside of boxing it's unlikely they'll be a call from the promoter to do a third fight with Hearn revealing to Boxing Social that he didn't like KSI's claim he's going to 'end' Paul's life, saying, "They don't know enough about boxing, they don't respect the game enough to think about what they're saying.
"Fighters say that kind of stuff all the time, no one ever means it, but I didn't like that when it was said multiple times. But I've heard it this week, last week, the week before. I don't think they know enough about the game to know they shouldn't be saying that, in my opinion."
Hearn, who will next turn his attention to Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz, didn't exactly instill confidence in the two internet sensations ahead of the fight this weekend.
Asked how the fight is being received he sympathised with boxing fans who don't like the idea and said neither man was good at boxing, adding, "Everybodies really excited but you've still got the boxing community who hate it, and I understand that. I just think 'don't take it too seriously. It is what it is.'
"I'm excited to see what's going to happen, I don't know what's going to happen. I know they both really want to win and they're both probably going to crack under the pressure. They're both not very good, they think they are, now, but the reality is when someone gets hit the world is about to change for them."
Fans also weren't happy with the press conference:
Both KSI and Logan have the worst banter in the world. Embarrassing press conference- Kaaaaaaaaaaarl (@karlhandforth) November 7, 2019
This Logan Paul vs. KSI fight/press conference has to be some of the most cringe shit I've ever witnessed.- Reesources (@rxese) November 8, 2019
This dude's asking 2nd grade math questions for intimidation. pic.twitter.com/r4kp4MidtT
Just watching the KSI Vs Logan Paul press conference, it's so damn childish :joy:- Jack Smith :checkered_flag: (@JackUnitt) November 8, 2019
Every time Eddie Hearn at the ksi Logan press conference just smiles to himself. He finds it cringe, annoys the shit out of him but then he remembers the sweet sweet money and just grins and bears it- Lorcan Moore (@lorcan_0) November 8, 2019
Imagine asking someone math problems at a professional boxing press conference making yourself look like a @KSIOlajidebt- Jonah Kopac (@KopacJonah) November 8, 2019
No I am not paying attention to the KSI vs Logan Paul press conference. I'm a true boxing fan how dare you pic.twitter.com/lX71I0Q3EH- NBT BOXING (@BoxingNbt) November 8, 2019
This ksi Logan Paul press conference is so shit and cringe- :zap:StruckByBelz:zap: (@StruckByBelz) November 7, 2019
Whilst there may not be much interest from boxing purests in the main event there's plenty of interest for fans of the sport on the undercard.
Britain's Billy Joe Saunders defends his WBO super middleweight title against Marcelo Esteban Coceres and WBC lightweight champion Devon Hainey defends his belt against Alfredo Santiago.
Both KSI and Logan have the worst banter in the world. Embarrassing press conference
- Kaaaaaaaaaaarl (@karlhandforth) November 7, 2019
Will it be KSI's subscribers celebrating on Saturday night or will it be Logan Paul's 19.9 million YouTube followers who have bragging rights?
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