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Paul says KSI is irrelevant. Their subscriber numbers, though, tell a different story.

KSI, you now have Jake Paul‘s attention. And not surprisingly, the potential beef between the YouTubers has gotten nasty.

At the end of his dominating performance vs. Joe Weller on Saturday to win the newly invented YouTube boxing championship belt, KSI called out Jake Paul and Logan Paul as potential future opponents.

Jake Paul’s immediate reaction?

After taking some time to think about a response, Paul used his daily vlog on Sunday to verbally assault KSI and to offer up his father, Greg Paul, as an opponent instead. Jake Paul also referred to KSI as “PSI,” “CSI,” “KFC,” and “KGB,” in the video as he and his brother Logan laughed on the phone together about how KSI wore headgear during his fight.

Jake Paul also repeatedly described KSI, who made his name as a gaming vlogger, as irrelevant. To be fair, though, KSI has 17.6 million subscribers, compared to Jake Paul’s 13.5 million and Logan Paul’s 16.4 million. Plus, KSI just sold out a 7,500-seat arena in London for his boxing match vs. Weller, and, at one point in their fight, more than 1.6 million people were streaming the bout on YouTube.

For his part, Greg Paul said he would fight KSI in a mixed martial arts match, and Jake Paul said he’d pay KSI $50,000 take the fight.

KSI, though, had a solid comeback.

As a boxing writer, here’s my take. Despite his status as a boxing neophyte, KSI looked better in the ring on Saturday than most people could have expected, completely dominating his opponent and forcing the referee to save Weller and stop the fight. Based on the few seconds of training Paul showed in his video, it wouldn’t surprise me to see KSI beat Paul even worse than he did Weller.

Then, KSI could be sure Paul would never again forget his name.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is the Weekend Editor for the Daily Dot and covers the world of YouTube. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He’s also a longtime sports writer, covering the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.

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