The time has come for Logan Paul to step back in the ring for the third time. In his previous two bouts, he shared the ring with a fellow novice, social media influencer KSI. Their first matchup ended with a majority draw, so the two decided to run things back more than a year later. Before Logan Paul enters the ring with the greatest defensive fighter of the last 25 years, let’s take a look back at his last fight with fresh eyes and re-score it.
Round One: Both fighters appeared to lead with their jabs. However, KSI proved to a bit more successful because he pushed the pace with his looping overhand right hand. On the other end, Paul appeared to be a bit lackadaisical and held his hands at his side. In addition, he appeared to tire at different points in the round. Ultimately, KSI took the round by putting pressure on Paul and making him uncomfortable.
My Score: KSI – 10 | Paul – 9
Round Two: Paul appeared to be in control of the second round. KSI attempted to push the pace by throwing wild shots while leading with his head. In response, Paul backed up and tried to keep KSI at bay with his jab. There are two concerns regarding Paul’s fight plan at this moment. His hands are extremely low and he still vulnerable to a big right hand.
My Score: KSI – 19 | Paul – 19
Round Three: KSI is looking tired and breathing with his mouth open. Still, he poses a threat to Logan Paul. Towards the later portion of the round, KSI landed the big right hand that he’d been looking to land during the first two rounds. Paul appeared to go down, but the referee opted not to rule it as a knockdown. With that said, Paul appeared to use his jab well early in the round. His biggest problem is that his hands are way too low when he’s not throwing punches.
My Score: KSI – 29 | Paul – 28
Round Four: Logan Paul had the opportunity to land an uppercut throughout the bout and he finally did it in the fourth round. He had KSI hurt midway through the round, but he spoiled it by holding KSI’s head and throwing not one, but two extra shots. Ultimately, he earned himself a two-point deduction. In a way, it indirectly pays KSI back for the knockdown he earned in round three, but was denied by the referee.
My Score: KSI – 37 | Paul – 36
Round Five: Paul and KSI appeared to take the fifth round a bit more lightly than their previous rounds. KSI is still looking to land the right hand, but his legs are not fully there. Meanwhile, Paul appears to be a bit apprehensive about throwing his hands. With that said, his jab is still landing and keeping the distance.
My Score: KSI – 46 | Paul – 46
Round Six: In their first fight, round six brought all of the fireworks. In their second fight, round six wasn’t as exciting, but it could have decided the fight. KSI appeared to have edged out Paul by continuing to land that looping right hand.
My Score: KSI – 56 | Paul – 55