YOUTUBER KSI taunted rival Logan Paul by wearing a mask of his girlfriend’s face at their weigh-in – after betting £20 she would throw in the towel during their boxing fight.
The viral stars will come face-to-face on Saturday night in Manchester for the YouTube Championship Belt.
And to add fuel to the fire, KSI brought Paul’s girlfriend Chloe Bennet into the mix as he walked onto the York Hall stage wearing a cardboard cut-out of her face.
The London-born streamer – real name Olajide Willian Olatunji Jr – had already shared a picture of his £20 stake that actress Bennet would put a stop to the fight by throwing in the towel, which at 33/1 with Betway will win him £680.
Paul, meanwhile, is thought to have bet $1million (£778,000) on himself.
It is understood the security for the celebrity fight will be double that of a professional bout.
The spectacle has gripped fans’ attention so much that children attempted to climb the roof of York Hall at today’s weigh-in to watch the action unfold.
KSI – which stands for knowledge, strength, integrity – won the inaugural YBC title in February against fellow content creator Joe Weller at the Copper Box Arena in London.
His defence against American Paul, 23, will reportedly be the first of two, with the second scheduled for a US venue.
KSI has built up a following of over 19 million subscribers and has amassed over four BILLION views since beginning his YouTube channel in 2009.
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Paul, who has over 15 million subscribers, hit headlines in January after posting a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
He later apologised, saying he had been “misguided by shock and awe”.
The fight takes place on Saturday at the Manchester Arena.
It will be available on YouTube for £7.50.
Alternatively, you can watch it on SunSport’s LIVE blog.