YOUTUBE boxing star KSI said that his motivation to return to the ring was to "expose Jake Paul" in an eventual grudge fight.
British performer Olajide Olayinka Olatunji will be facing American Alex Wassabi at the O2.
Jake Paul was criticized by YouTube boxing rival KSI
KSI revealed that he has returned to boxing in order to 'expose Jake Paul
This is his first fight since beating Logan, Paul's brother, by split-decision during their rematch.
Jake has since compiled a 5-0 record, and is now the most successful celebrity fighter.
However, KSI is determined to change that. He admitted that he was motivated by a fight against a great opponent.
He replied, "Why the f*** do y'all think I'm here?" You think I've come back.
"Everyone believes Jake Paul is sick. He's not. He is not good and I will expose him.
Give it some time. It's all strategic. Everything is strategic. There is a reason I didn't immediately go after beating Logan to fight Jake Paul.
"I wanted music to be my passion, so I worked hard on it and built a foundation. Now, look at me. I have number one, top tens and number one albums.
Music is foundation. All is well. It's now time to get into the boxing.
"Now it's my turn to become Eddie Hearn. Create my own boxing events. Jake Paul is an idiot.
"He must fight to make money. To make money, I don't have to fight."
KSI has fought three times before. He started with a win against Joe Weller (26), in 2018. Logan was 27.
Logan won the rematch, but Londoner won it again. Logan has been focusing on his music career and not on Londoner.
Jake, 25, will be back on August 6 against Hasim Rahman Jr., 31-year-old son of the legend Sr.
This is his first fight against a recognized boxer. He has previously faced a YouTuber and a basketball player, as well as two ex-MMA champions.
Jake was recently scathing about KSI's potential fight between them when he was asked about it.
He stated that he didn't fight me and that he never would. He would never take that risk. He is aware of what could happen...
"I would not even need to train to fight KSI. I could make $20/30 million, eat pizza, and knock him out. Maximum 2 rounds.
KSI vs Jake Paul in 2020