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Jake Paul warns KSI ‘will get the smoke’ after AnEsonGib YouTube boxing bout

YouTuber Jake Paul wants to avenge his brother Logan’s loss to KSI after his bout January 30 bout with AnEsonGib.

The two came face to face at a press conference last week, with Paul labelling Gib a ‘doormat’ and vowing to step in the ring with KSI next.

Paul’s older brother Logan lost via split decision to the British YouTube star back in November and the fight between Jake and Gib will be the second such fight promoted by Eddie Hearn , with the bout due to take place on the undercard of Demetrius Andrade’s WBO middleweight world title defence against Luke Keeler.

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Speaking at the press conference, Paul said: “Gib is a doormat to me. Something to wipe my shoes on, on the path to avenge my brother.

“My brother lost due to a two-point deduction. It was a controversial win for KSI. But I have a different mentality. After I beat Gib, KSI will get the smoke. That's where this is going.

“I’ve fallen in love with the sport and it's an honour to be on the same card as legends.

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“I look forward to knocking this big-nosed kid out. That is the game-plan.”

The two will be making their professional debuts when they enter the ring, with Paul having won one white collar fight against KSI’s younger brother Deji and Gib winning two.

Former lightweight and welterweight world champion ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley is training Paul, while Gib is being trained by KSI’s trainer and Floyd Mayweather promoted cruiserweight prospect Viddal Riley.

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When asked for their respective thoughts on the matchup, Mosley said: “Jake really wants to knock out KSI because he is really mad. But Gib is standing in front of him.

“Gib has energy but that won't work with Jake. I think Jake stops him in the third round but maybe earlier.”

“Jake is a better fighter than Logan,” admitted Riley. “So Gib has to be better than KSI was. Shane can't fight for Jake. Can Jake do what Shane is teaching him?”

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