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Thousands illegally streamed KSI vs Logan Paul 2 by watching the fight in some guy’s glasses

You wouldn’t download a car.

KSI VS. Logan Paul 2 Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Piracy, it’s a crime.

Saturday night’s KSI vs Logan Paul 2 event was a big story for fans of YouTube celebrities and to a lesser extent fans of boxing, and while DAZN don’t generally give any indication of specific numbers, it’s thought that the show did well for the streaming service.

But plenty of people aren’t going to give DAZN $20 or $100 for one novelty fight just to get access to Matchroom Italy and some darts, either, so obviously illegal streaming was also a big hit.

A particularly tremendous example is that at least 11,000 people at once were watching the fight in the reflection of some dude’s glasses:

“Don’t move bro”

Back before almost every halfway notable boxing card in the world was available legally and clean and clear in high definition through DAZN or ESPN+ or Facebook or some damn thing in the US, we’d sometimes want to do live coverage of a show from, say, Australia. Streams weren’t always easy to find. And I definitely did live coverage of an Aussie fight card by watching a guy on Facebook put his phone on a table and point it at his TV. Those were dark days in a way, but also the thrill of finding some random person somewhere in the world that you’ll never talk to giving you some ridiculous way to watch a live fight was kinda fun.

That said you should definitely just sign up for DAZN by clicking this link.

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