The Logan Paul-KSI weigh-in Friday was tame compared to their press conferences and other interactions leading up to their cruiserweight rematch Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
They talked trash after making weight on a makeshift stage outside Staples Center, but the YouTube rivals weren’t as outlandish as they’ve typically been while promoting their second fight. Paul and KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olatunji, will make their pro debuts in this bout.
The 24-year-old Paul, of Westlake, Ohio, officially weighed 199¼ pounds, just below the cruiserweight limit of 200. The 26-year-old KSI, of Watford, England, stepped on the California State Athletic Commission’s scale considerably lighter, at 193¼ pounds.
The CSAC has sanctioned their six-round rematch as an official professional boxing match. Their first fight, a six-round amateur match, resulted in a majority draw 14 months ago at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
DAZN will stream the Paul-KSI rematch as the main event of a show scheduled to start at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST in the United States. It’ll headline a Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom (£9.95; midnight GMT).
Below are the official weights for the Paul-KSI undercard:
Devin Haney (23-0, 15 KOs), Las Vegas, 135 pounds vs. Alfredo Santiago (12-0, 4 KOs), Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 135 pounds, 12 rounds for Haney’s WBC lightweight title.
Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs), Hatfield, England, 167¼ pounds vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres (28-0-1, 15 KOs), San Jorge, Argentina, 168 pounds, 12 rounds for Saunders’ WBO super middleweight title.
Ronny Rios (31-3, 15 KOs), Santa Ana, California, 120½ pounds vs. Hugo Berrio (28-7-1, 18 KOs, 1 NC), Santa Marta, Colombia, 121½ pounds, 12 rounds for Rios’ NABF and the vacant WBA gold super bantamweight titles.
Nikita Ababiy (7-0, 6 KOs), Brooklyn, 160½ pounds vs. Jonathan Batista (19-15, 12 KOs), San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic, 163½ pounds, 6 rounds, super middleweights.
Diego Pacheco (6-0, 5 KOs), Los Angeles, 167¼ pounds vs. Aaron Casper (5-3, 4 KOs), Augusta, Georgia, 166½ pounds, 6 rounds, super middleweights.
Joshua Brueckner (pro debut), Detroit, 192¼ pounds vs. Tyler Smith (pro debut), Huntington Beach, California, 199¼ pounds, 4 rounds, cruiserweights.
Reshat Mati (4-0, 2 KOs), Staten Island, New York, 148¼ pounds vs. Cody Peterson (1-5), Liberty, Missouri, 148½ pounds, 4 rounds, super welterweights.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.