That versus sums up this KSI and Logan Paul freak show, although it isn’t a Japanese freak show this proves that there even levels to the freakshow ( oh how I miss Pride). Anyway, if your not a teenager on spring break asking me about this fight randomly at the gym or you don’t fall in that age bracket you probably only know about Logan Paul because of the controversy swirling he and his brother. Now I was like okay whatever but when the told me they were actually boxing and how the internet wants KSI to win I had to break the kid off with some knowledge, so I could get back to my workout (gym etiquette if a dude is smashing leg kicks while blasting Nipsey Hussle don’t interrupt him). Okay so to the people not familiar with fighting I will break down the two fighters like I usually do and present game plans and what will likely be the outcome of the fight. Something that needs to be stressed to the kids getting emotional invested is that this is a promotion and your being played that’s what this is and has always been dating back to Dempsey and Ali the GAME never changes, they want your money. So moving past promo fighting is about skill and execution of game plan then comes heart and character nowhere is karma in there. So for those paying to watch KSI give Logan Paul an ego check save your money your just making them richer, it’s a Mayweather promotional plan. Skill is the only thing that wins fights in the end.
So let’s start breaking these jokers down, let’s start with this guy KSI because it will be quick. KSI’s only experience in combat sports was that terrible novice boxing bout he had which skill wise was less than a joke in my opinion but then again I was raised in martial arts watching Rickson Renzo Sakuraba BJ Penn Floyd Mayweather tapes of Hagler and on and on so I’m a little biased you could say as well as trained. So KSI has little crossover experience in any other combat sport he’s much smaller in usable weight because looking at his figure when he gets in shape he shades a lot of excess weight. So what’s his saving grace if any, well he spends time at the Mayweather Boxing Club so he’s getting some of the best defensives and basic knowledge and game planning but to pull that style off takes hard work and dedication, believe that. If he isn’t blasting his cardio and explosive conditioning work nothing Jeff and Senior are teaching him will matter in the end.
So what’s his game plan well it’s the basic small man game plan because he’s got no real experience so yeah stay away straight punches and move stay on the jab to enter body hooks and pivot out make it a cardio battle and when the gloves get heavy for him start targeting the head with straights instead of the body and stay moving. Simple enough but do I give him a chance….NOT AT ALL FAM.
So KSIs opponent is a homer for me do I like the guy, I don’t know him so I can only judge his actions and from what I could say we might not hang out but I won’t disparage his name based on past actions. Story or something about sinners throwing rocks or something or other. Anyway, Logan Paul was a top 5 state wrestler in OH-IO the state where we makem at BOY, okay I got my Ohio thing out. So he comes from one of the most successful wrestling states in a country that is always a contender for international wrestling. Guess what Logan Paul has a ton more combat sports experience in comparison to KSI for damn sure. So the argument the kid gave me was grappling doesn’t translate to striking or rather boxing, to which I say, Tyron Woodley, Hendricks, Mighty Mouse, Chad Mendes, Dominick Cruz, Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones and that list goes on and on. We have run the experiment a gang of times and recently an elite grappler won a fight with his striking and it was tight like Jersey Shore Tshirt time tight his name is Garry Tonon gif below.
Okay, so what’s Logan’s game plan, because of his exploration into MMA as many grapplers have done he’s already more than halfway home add in that he’s a former wrestler he’s already in shape and is just shifting his training to prep. I would say for like a good three weeks just wrestle and there’s a reason I say that. Redevelop or brush up those explosive movements while building the VO2 max back up for the ring which is different than just running a couple miles. Logan needs to drop a few pounds as well so the wrestling room will do that and swimming and running will maintain his weight and fast twitch muscles weights maybe twice a week to sustain the power.
I’m not programming for him but he’s got to do to things cut down and develop an energy system he wasn’t used since high school so yeah there’s that. So what’s his game plan, well fight like GGG explode through the jab cut off the ring and walk KSI down with a jab and a straight off the center line inside stay heavy and pivot and body shot like your snapping the head down or about to catch a single from a double collar tie or clinch. From there it’s about effective punching maintaining his punch count and exploding with the 2 and 3 in the later rounds, but to start playing the GGG game plan jab and cut the ring off observe the movements and tendencies. Logan’s wrestling history lends itself better to developing actual footwork and it will be basic and purposeful not so much a deceptive thing but a means to an end.
Who wins is simple for me Logan is a -900 favourite for me simply because he has more applicable high-level combat experience plus he’s in better shape with less ground to cover to get back to combat shape. KSI has never been in high-level combat shape so getting there is walking through fire that Logans already traveled through to place fifth in my state in wrestling, which is no joke when you think of guys like Zack Snyder coming out of Ohio to The Ohio State University and winning the Olympics heavyweight wrestling gold medal while in college still so chew on that. Logans in better shape have more experience and is a better athlete there’s not much more to talk about. If you want someone’s ego checked an internet freakshow isn’t the avenue to do it in.
-So yeah miss me with the bullshit