A well-known UK YouTube personality has slammed American social media star Logan Paul for allegedly not allowing him to moderate the upcoming boxing match between him and rival KSI.
In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, True Geordie – Newcastle-based Brian Davis – responded to a July 28 video from Logan Paul in which he criticised David for his moderation of a July 18 press ahead of the August 25 fight, saying that Davis “hates” him.
“I don’t hate him, for the record. I ‘nothing’ him,” Davis said.
He also criticised Paul’s comments that press conference moderators “should be neutral”, despite having had two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs – “who is known to be team Paul” – moderate an earlier press conference in the United States.
In the video, Davis, who served as a commentator on an earlier boxing match between KSI and British YouTuber Joe Weller, said the “according to the organisers of the event, you’re stopping me from commentating this event, and I’ve built a career trying to be the sports caster of YouTube.”
On Twitter, an agent for KSI confirmed that Paul’s team must approve any decisions made around the event, including the presenting team. KSI, for his part, said that he’s “happy” for True Geordie to commentate.
Additionally, Davis said that the refusal is Paul’s “revenge” for a viral video Davis made earlier this year in which he accused Paul of exploiting a dead body – apparently that of a suicide victim – that he discovered in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest.
"For me making that video about you, you now get to stop me doing something I would love to do," he said. "You've got your revenge. Congrats. I hope it satisfies you.”
True Geordie has been a popular YouTube celebrity since a profanity-laced 2013 video of him characterising former Newcastle footballer Nile Ranger “useless” a “wannabe gangster rapper” and “a disgrace” went viral. He regularly posts his commentary of football, mixed martial arts and other sports.
Over the weekend, Logan Paul harshly criticised KSI for past claims of sexual harassment and for misogynistic comments made about Paul’s girlfriend, American actress Chloe Bennet and accused his brother of inciting violence at a London press conference ahead of their August 25 boxing match, the first in a two-fight series.For all the latest lifestyle news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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