The highly anticipated boxing match between YouTuber and WWE star Logan Paul and MMA fighter Dillon Danis took place in Manchester, England. While Logan Paul was declared the winner by disqualification, the match’s conclusion led to chaos in the ring.
Years in the Making
The bout between Paul and Danis had been in the works for years, marked by a fierce rivalry. Tensions were palpable in the lead-up to the fight, and these emotions spilled over during and after the match.
Danis spent most of the six-round fight on the defensive, seemingly aiming to disrupt Paul’s rhythm. However, he attempted to take Paul down with grappling moves, triggering the chaotic ending.
After the fight, security personnel had to intervene to separate the two fighters, who were still embroiled in a heated confrontation. Meanwhile, Logan Paul stood on the ropes, raising his arm in victory, contributing to the chaos.
Logan Paul’s Remarks
Following the tumultuous conclusion, Paul commented, “He’s supposed to be good at jiu-jitsu, what happened? He tried to do a takedown, he tried to do a guillotine. I’m sorry I missed that hammer fist. I’m sorry it ended that way … Regardless, thank you for coming out tonight.”
Tommy Fury vs. KSI
In another co-main event, Tommy Fury narrowly defeated YouTuber KSI on points. The judges scored it 57-57, 57-56, and 57-56 in Fury’s favor. KSI expressed his disappointment with the decision, calling it a “robbery,” and expressed a desire for a rematch.
Tommy Fury’s Response
Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, thanked the audience, saying, “I fought my absolute heart out. I said from day one, there’ll never be another Tyson Fury, I’m just trying to be the best Tommy Fury I can be.”
Online Hype and Ticket Sales
The high-profile double-header generated significant online interest, with the four participants having a combined following of over 17 million on X, formerly known as Twitter. The event’s promoters, Misfits Boxing, reported that general ticket sales sold out within an hour, with the entire night becoming sold out within a week.
The Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis fight, marked by its rivalry and a tumultuous ending, added another chapter to the growing intersection between YouTube and professional sports.