Logan Paul credits KSI for saving his career

Logan Paul and KSI, both YouTube stars, had two boxing battles in 2018 and 2019, but have since become close friends as well as business partners.

Logan Paul has hailed his old boxing adversary KSI for "saving his career" during their acrimonious spat.

The social media combo initiated discussions for a bout in early 2018 when KSI, actual name JJ Olatunji, called out Paul following his February victory over Joe Weller.

Their rivalry immediately got aggressive, with the pair sharing videos and social media posts mocking one another for the best part of two years.

After the feud was left unsettled following a draw in their August 2018 showdown, both men decided to turn professional under Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing banner to make the rematch more exciting.

Paul dropped Olatunji during the fight, but was deducted two points and ultimately lost a split decision despite being a betting favourite

And he has thanked his former rival during a recent appearance on comedian Andrew Schulz's Flagrant podcast.

He was asked by one of the hosts why he reconciled with the Brit for their new beverage company, Prime, and admitted that his career was going downhill after a series of scandals before he was brought back into the mainstream for their fights.

"I want to be able to say one day that KSI saved my career, but I made him a billionaire," Paul said of his ambitions for their joint business venture. The drink has sold over 10million units in America, and launches in the UK over the coming days.