DAZN TO PRESENT “COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2” LIVE ON YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND TWITCH PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S MAIN EVENT
THE PRE-FIGHT SPECIAL BEGINS AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
HOSTED BY PAT MCAFEE, RYAN GARCIA AND ADAM SALEH,
WITH COVERAGE FROM MIKE MALJAK, RADIO RAHIM, MELISSA PFEISTER AND ROB PEREZ
LOS ANGELES – Nov. 5, 2019 – As anticipation builds ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch between YouTube sensations KSI and Logan Paul, DAZN announces it will stream COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2, a live, three-hour fight night special from the Staples Center on Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The special will stream live for free on DAZN’s YouTube channel, in addition to on DAZN’s Twitter and Twitch channel. COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2 will be also be distributed on the KSI and Logan Paul’s YouTube channels, reaching an audience of more than 40 million subscribers.
COUNTDOWN TO KSI VS. LOGAN PAUL 2 will feature a stacked lineup from the sports and YouTube communities. The special will be hosted by DAZN’s Pat McAfee, lightweight phenom Ryan Garcia and YouTube personality Adam Saleh. Grand arrival interviews from DAZN’s “Black Carpet” will be conducted by Melissa Pfeister while Impaulsive Podcast co-host Mike Maljak and boxing personality Radio Rahim will provide coverage from inside the arena and within both fighter camps. Rob Perez of The Action Network will provide gambling insights throughout the evening.
“There is a genuine, schoolyard-fight animosity between KSI and Logan Paul,” said Logan Swain, DAZN Executive Producer. “It’s our job in the hours before the event to bring together the most relevant personalities across the internet to explain the backstory to fans and drive interest in the night’s main event.”
The pre-fight special will feature interviews with some of the biggest influencers in attendance while Maljak and Rahim provide viewers into pre-fight preparations for Paul and KSI respectively. The special will stream live until KSI and Logan Paul make their approach to the ring for the main event.
KSI and Logan Paul first squared off in an amateur boxing match in front of a sold-out crowd in Manchester, England in August 2018. Following the majority draw, KSI and Logan Paul agreed to meet again as licensed professional boxers on Nov. 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live exclusively as part of the action-packed Fight Season on DAZN.