Timber Logan Paul beat Dillon Danis in Manchester as their bitter fight ended in chaotic scenes with security keeping the two boxers apart.
Paul was ahead on points having won each round before Danis was disqualified in the closing stages of the sixth.
Paul and Danis had taken part in an exceptionally bitter build-up to the fight, even by the standards of boxing.
Former MMA fighter Danis had regularly criticised and traduced Paul’s fiancee, and earlier in the week had drawn blood when he threw a bottle at Paul’s face.
That led to Paul sporting a balaclava to obscure any damage, but in other photos it was clear that there was a cut near his right eye, potentially offering a way in for Danis to exploit in the ring.
As the pair squared up before the fight, Paul said, “I forgive you,” several times to Danis before refusing to touch gloves to suggest the YouTuber was still looking to exact revenge for the pre-fight mind games having promised he would bring the fight to a close with a stoppage.
In the first two rounds Paul broke through Danis’ guard occasionally with some brutal combos but his opponent stood off and laughed off most of the blows, embracing his antagonistic approach and at one point laying on his back.
At the start of the fourth, Danis stepped up his attacking efforts in the hopes that the first three rounds had tired out Paul, but after five rounds Paul had landed 82 punches compared to Danis’ nine.
The fight entered farce territory when Danis attempted to tackle Paul, and in the final seconds Paul attempted to get his desired stoppage but Danis continued to stand off and contribute nothing to the contest before Danis fell to the floor before the pair squared up and security and Jake Paul flooded the ring before the fight ended.
Speaking in the ring after the situation calmed down, Paul had nothing good to say about Danis.
He said: “He’s supposed to be good at jiu-jitsu – what happened? He tried to do a takedown, he tried to do a guillotine.
“I’m sorry I missed that hammer fist. I’m sorry it ended that way. Dillon Danis truly is a coward, just a dirty, dirty human being.
“Dealing with a man like that was not easy. He is a true demon, a true coward.”
Paul then said he could be tempted back into the boxing ring if Conor McGregor, Danis’ training partner, would be available.
He added: “Maybe if Conor McGregor wants to step up for his *****, I’ll fight him. Where is that little leprechaun?”
The fight took place under the auspices of the 10th MF & DAZN Series, featuring a string of social media stars and fighters from combat sports who had elected to try their hand against celebrity opponents.
Headlining the card was KSI against Tommy Fury, with the all-British pair topping the bill in Manchester after months of their own back-and-forth.
Fury is the younger brother of current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who will be taking part in his own slightly different match up on October 28, on TNT Sports Box Office.
He will be fighting former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who left the MMA franchise in pursuit of more high profile fights.
Tyson Fury is then expected to move onto a fight with Oleksandr Usyk in the coming months to settle the undisputed heavyweight status for the first time in the four-belt era.
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