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Jake Paul: KSI is a ‘smart man’ for not calling him out, teases announcement of huge upcoming fight

Jake Paul actually congratulated KSI after their two wins on Saturday, but that has nothing to do with performance.

After watching his fellow YouTube star and social influencer score a pair of knockouts on the same night, Paul listened to KSI call out several potential opponents, but his name wasn’t among them.

“Thin [Albaher] it looks good, I want a piece of it,” KSI said in the ring. “Austin [McBroom] against AnEson Gib, I want the winner. Andrew Tate, I want a piece. Tommy Fury, I want a piece. I’m warmed up and excited. Nothing can harm me.

Paul took to Twitter to share his reaction – first to KSI’s wins and then the obvious omission of his name during the post-fight interview.

“Nate Robinson would beat KSI,” Paul wrote. “The smart man KSI doesn’t call me. He knows the truth.

Prior to Saturday’s event, Paul had attempted to clinch the fight with KSI when his original opponent dropped out due to injury. The pair went back and forth on social media, but ultimately KSI said a fight against Paul deserved more attention and a bigger venue than the fight would be given on such short notice.

KSI then booked fights against a rapper named Swarmz and a 2-5 professional boxer in Luis Alcaraz Pineda, with both men suffering knockouts in the second and third rounds respectively.

All signs pointed to KSI targeting Paul after his wins, but instead he admitted he wanted more time and experience before booking this potential match.

“Legit, there’s so many people I have to go through before I get to Jake,” KSI said. “Jake is definitely the main focus but will come soon. I’m just doing my job, doing my rounds.

Meanwhile, Paul is looking to book his next fight with the intention of making an announcement in the coming days following the cancellation of his last event in August.

Originally slated to face Tommy Fury on the card, Paul had to scramble to find a new opponent after the British boxer was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States. Paul then booked a fight against Hasim Rahman Jr., but that fight also came after Rahman Jr. was unable to make contract weight for the match.

Since then, Paul has been waiting for another opportunity and it looks like he has found an opponent who will be announced soon.

“Just got the call,” Paul wrote. “Massive opponent announcement this week. October.”