Logan Paul and Dillon Danis are in a will-they-won’t-they fight build-up set for one of the biggest crossover events the sport has seen so far.
The two Americans will be double main event alongside KSI and Tommy Fury in Manchester this weekend in the latest offering by Misfits and DAZN.
Danis has made headlines in the build up for his relentless targetting of Paul’s partner, Nina Agdal, and has been served a restraining order and lawsuit for doing so.
The subsequent cut beside Paul’s eye threw the fight into doubt, and his brother – also a YouTuber-turned-fighter, albeit more prolific – has now said he’s willing to step in.
“I will always have my brother’s back. I chose not to respond to the puppet’s countless tweets as it would only amplify his harassment. But make no mistake, if Logan needed me to step in, I would take great joy in knocking that maggot out. See you soon.”
I will always have my brother’s back. I chose not to respond to the puppet’s countless tweets as it would only amplify his harassment. But make no mistake, if Logan needed me to step in, I would take great joy in knocking that maggot out. See you soon. https://t.co/egvX4u6gAk
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 13, 2023
As of writing, the bout between Logan and Danis has been confirmed as going ahead – although there’s plenty of time for that to change given the volatility of the latter.
Danis also claimed this morning that Paul had missed weight and that the fight was off, but Misfits have it billed as a heavyweight bout. Paul then posted a picture showing he was under a catchweight of 195lbs, but Danis claimed he had missed the time slot on the scales.
The commission's rules state that weigh-ins are between 10 and 11. If you miss the 11 o'clock deadline, you've missed weight. I weighed in at 10:15, but Logan still hasn't. The commission said that if he doesn't arrive by the 11am deadline, the fight is off. He missed the weight,…
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) October 13, 2023
The ceremonial weigh-in takes place later today, and is expected to have as much controversy as the rest of the pre-fight engagements.
As with most crossover events, the chaos has created serious hype amongst fans of the scene whilst giving traditionalists ammunition.