FRESH from Logan Paul’s loss in his rematch against KSI in November, his younger brother Jake will be next in the ring this month in a grudge match against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib.
And just like that November bout – this will also be a pro boxing fight.
When is Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib?
- Jake Paul vs Gib takes place on the night of Thursday, January 30.
- It is expected the fight will start between 2-3am in the early hours of Friday, January 31 UK time. This is 9-10pm over in Miami.
- The fight will be held at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami.
- The pair have been embroiled in a war of words for months, and will now finally face each other in the co-main event of the Eddie Hearn-promoted card in Miami.
- Before the big fight, you can follow the press conference at 9pm tonight (Wednesday, January 8).
What live stream and TV channel is Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib on?
- In the UK, the fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena from 2am.
- The fight will shown live on the DAZN network. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, USA and Canada.
What are the rules of the fight?
Promoter Eddie Hearn says the fight will have the same rules as Logan Paul vs KSI’s pro boxing rematch last November, meaning 10 ounce gloves, six rounds, no headguards and the fight will count on the pro boxing record of both men.
Hearn said: “Same rules apply [as Logan Paul vs KSI 2], 10-ounce gloves, no headguards and both going through the full professional protocol.
“It’s USA vs. UK one again! Los Angeles was wild, I have a feeling Miami will be next level.”
What is their previous fighting experience?
Paul, 22, fought an amateur bout on the first Logan Paul vs KSI fight in Manchester in 2018, where he defeated KSI’ brother Deji with a fifth-round stoppage.
AnEsonGib, 23, has fought two amateur bouts and will also make his pro debut in Miami.
AnEsonGib is ‘Big Nose Na’ backwards.
How many followers do they have?
What is the full fight card?
Three, yes THREE, world title fights are in store on the stacked card in Miami.
Tevin Farmer defends his IBF super-featherweight title against Joseph Diaz, Demetrius Andrade puts his WBO middleweight title up for grabs against Luke Keeler, plus WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman faces Murodjon Akhmadaliev.
- Demetrius Andrade vs Luke Keeler (WBO middleweight title)
- Jake Paul (debut) vs AnEsonGib (debut)
- Tevin Farmer vs Joseph Diaz (IBF super-featherweight title)
- Daniel Roman vs Murodjon Akhmadaliev (WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titles)
- Anthony Sims Jr vs TBA (super-middleweight)
- Austin Williams vs TBA (middleweight)
- Alexis Espino vs TBA (super-middleweight)
- Arthur Biyaslanov vs TBA (super-lightweight)
- Otha Jones III vs TBA (lightweight)
- Avril Mathie vs TBA (bantamweight)
What have they said?
Jake Paul: “Coming into the sport of boxing as an undefeated champion amongst my peers, it’s my duty to set the bar as high as possible for others looking to cross over into the sport.
“This is more than a fight to me, it’s a chance to show the world that anyone with a dream, vision, and the right work ethic, can overcome adversity and shine on the brightest stage. This bout has deep roots; it’s a fight for my brother’s honour, my pride and most importantly my loyal fans who are among the best in the world.
“This is the American dream. Thursday, January 30, on DAZN, my opponent’s 15 minutes of fame turn into 10 seconds of counting stars as he lays unconscious on the canvas.”
AnEsonGib: “After six months of Jakey ducking, the fight is finally going down.
“He had no choice of his opponent, I chose him. Since my last fight I have been training nonstop and January 30 in Miami, I will end the fight in devastating fashion and will have my hand raised in front of his country, family and friends. Jake Paul is going to be my walking, talking ad for the rest of his days.”
Eddie Hearn: “January 30 in Miami just became a whole lot bigger.
“After the huge success of KSI vs. Logan Paul 2 which broke broadcast numbers Worldwide and also got nominated as Ring Magazine ‘Event of the Year,’ I’m delighted to add Jake Paul vs Gib to our World Championship tripleheader on Super Bowl weekend in Miami, live on DAZN.
“Ever since the last event, people have been sliding into my DMs from all around the World to make this fight.”