Logan Paul questions points deduction after loss to KSI
"I think if you do the math, the two points that I had taken away from me was the reason I lost tonight"
Last Updated: 10/11/19 6:58pm
Logan Paul believes a harsh ruling from referee Jack Reiss resulted in his split-decision defeat by KSI in their YouTube rematch.
The American was docked two points for hitting behind the head after flooring KSI in the fourth round, with this deduction proving crucial as the Brit received victorious tallies of 57-54 and 56-55 from two judges, while the third scored it 56-55 for Paul in Los Angeles.
But the Ohio man felt that he should have received a warning from Reiss before any points were removed.
"I let emotions get the best of me man," said Paul, when watching the replay of his infringement. "But, I will say, no warning, and I got two points taken away from me, and that's why I think I lost tonight.
"I think if you do the math, the two points that I had taken away from me was the reason I lost tonight.
"I would love to contest the commission, because I think I should have got a warning."
Paul had fought to a draw with KSI in Manchester last August and believes he was more physically prepared for another frenetic encounter in the second fight.
"I was more calm this year. We worked on my conditioning. The more I practise being in here, the more comfortable I get. Boxing is a weird type of earned conditioning, and that's all it was."
KSI ruled out a third fight, insisting their feud was 'done', but Paul suggested he would continue with his boxing career after making his professional debut.
"Yeah, yeah, you definitely will. I'll be back. I'm coming for the commission on that. I don't think that was fair at all."