It is fair to say that Brendan Schaub is a bit surprised by Jake Paul calling out KSI for a boxing match.
Paul was due to fight Hasim Rahman Jr. at Madison Square Garden in New York this month.
However, the fight was cancelled due to a dispute about the weight.
Following the cancellation, ‘The Problem Child’ has called out YouTuber KSI for a boxing bout later this year.
Jake Paul Eyes a Potential Showdown With KSI
Originally, KSI turned down the fight. However, he later proposed an event at Wembley in 2023.
With that being said, Schaub believes that it would be a step back for Paul.
At 12-1, Rahman Jr. is a legit professional boxer, with over 100 amateur fights.
Speaking on ‘The Schaub Show,’ Brendan said: “Jake Paul is trying to fight KSI. He’d beat the s*it out of him… Jake would beat the s*it out of KSI. Don’t fight a YouTuber, that’s not going to help anything. It may be a payday at Madison Square Garden, but don’t do that.”
Brendan Schaub continued, “He’s not a fighter, he’s a YouTuber. For Jake, don’t go that route, you were about to fight a legit guy in Rahman Jr. Now you coming for KSI? A straight-up YouTuber? That doesn’t make sense. [I know it’s about the views and money], but still, you know… Don’t try and fight KSI, Jake.”
At 5-0, Paul is coming off of a knockout victory over former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.
‘The Problem Child’ has not fought since the rematch victory over Woodley back in December of 2021.
There is no doubt that a potential fight with KSI would do incredible numbers. However, Paul would be taking a step back in his boxing career.
KSI famously defeated Paul’s older brother Logan in a boxing showdown back in 2019 at the Staples Center.