11,000 People Watched KSI and Logan Paul Fight Through Reflection in YouTube Streamer’s Glasses

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If you’ve been anywhere near the internet over the last couple of days, whether you like it or not, you’ll probably be aware that KSI and Logan Paul had their long-awaited YouTube boxing rematch over the weekend.

The pair’s ongoing differences have become an internet obsession, and thousands have tuned in to watch them fight it out. But, one downside was that viewers had to pay $19.99 per month or $99.99 for an annual subscription to sports streaming service, DAZN, to watch the match unfold. So, as you’d imagine, many tried their luck at watching illegal streams online for free – many of which were quickly removed for violating copyright.

But one man found a creative and hilarious way of streaming the fight for free without setting off YouTube’s copyright sensors… through the reflection in his glasses. And his ingenious efforts paid off – attracting a whopping 11,000 viewers.

Keep scrolling to see what the result of Saturday’s fight was as well and the creative way one fan illegally streamed the fight on YouTube.

He first started sharing his videos on Vine, but soon moved to Facebook and YouTube as his popularity increased.

With 18.8 million for Logan Paul vlogs and 5.8 million for The Official Logan Paul. Clearly, he is doing something right.  

The most controversial and shocking being the video that he posted showing himself finding a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, otherwise known as “The Suicide Forest.” Many said that this would be the end of his career. He has since apologized profusely for posting the video and for his reaction to finding the body.

The Youtuber has had his fair share of controversies within recent years. In fact, his channel’s sole purpose seems to be stirring up controversy, actually. Logan’s videos include radical stunts, distasteful jokes, and the charm of what one would call, “an entitled frat boy.”

KSI is a…. well, yeah you guessed it, he’s a YouTuber too. He’s also ventured into the world of rapping and has essentially developed into an all-round internet personality.

Born as, Olajide Olayinka Williams ‘JJ’ Olatunji, he goes by the name of KSIOlajideBT on YouTube and made a name for himself posting commentary videos of Fifa.  

Like Logan Paul, he’s also incredibly popular.

As of October 2019, KSI has received over 20 million subscribers and 4 billion video views, which ranks him as the sixth-most subscribed and nineteenth-most viewed YouTuber from the United Kingdom. These staggering statistics also place him among the top 120 most subscribed channels on the site.

It’s that age-old question, isn’t it? You can have all the subscribers in the world but in the words of Bugsy Malone’s suspiciously young boxing gym owner friend: “Can you punch like a south-bound train?” You might as well quit if you haven’t got it.

Billed as the biggest event in YouTube history, the stage was set in Manchester, United Kingdom, where KSI ‘The Nightmare’ and Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul were set to end their bad blood! But… it was actually a pretty dull draw.

…. a rematch was on the cards.

It’s time for redemption. Time to prove yourself. Time to end this petty foolery nonsense once and for all. And that’s exactly what KSI ‘The Nightmare’ did. Albeit following a split decision.

November 9. Staples Center, Los Angeles. 9 pm. A time and a date which will no doubt go down in the history books. Why’s that? Because this is when they finally got to business. Scheduled for 6 3-minute rounds fighting at Cruiserweight, KSI reigned victorious after a relatively impressive performance.

Two judges scored the bout 57–54 and 56–55 for KSI, while the third, rather controversially, scored it 56–55 in favor of Paul.

The first four rounds of the fight were a total domination job by KSI who landed far more punches and overall just seemed much more like the aggressor. In round four Logan got his chance and landed a smashing uppercut on the Brit which sent him hurtling down to the canvas.

Instead of fighting properly, Paul opted to fight dirty, and as KSI was falling down, he decided to throw another two shots. One to the back of his head, and another as he finally hit the canvas. In what would’ve been a 10-8 round for Paul, he actually had two points deducted.

Following the fight, the pair embraced and Paul seemed to agree that the result was accurate. Their differences will continue, however. With Paul looking for another fight with KSI, and KSI claiming that it is done.  

But it came at a hefty price. To watch the fight, viewers had to pay $19.99 for a month’s subscription or $99.99 for a year’s subscription to DAZN, a sports streaming service.

YouTube, however, was quick to take down the illegal streaming footage.

He filmed himself watching the event while wearing glasses, which subsequently reflected his screen – meaning anyone watching his YouTube stream could watch the fight unfold through the reflection in his glasses.

He managed to stream the fight without alerting the site’s copyright sensors. You have to admit, not only is it very creative but it’s hugely impressive that he even managed to think of the idea.

Which is sure to have put DAZN hugely out of pocket – by about $220,000, to be precise.

And people quickly took to Twitter to spread the word about the unusual stream…

It seems many people found it utterly hilarious. “So my friend watched the KSI vs Logan Paul fight through someone’s glasses, and I’ve never laughed so hard in my life,” wrote one user.

YouTube is yet to comment on whether or not it has removed it.

Though their first match, last year, brought in an estimated, eye-watering $11 million in revenue. That’s some big bucks.

Though we anticipate a lucrative sponsorship deal will most probably follow.