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Aug 31, 2018

YouTube Boxing Match brings 8mn revenue

This was too small in sports media - probably because it wasn't really sports. Two influencers/YouTube stars that you (reading this) probably never heard of - Logan Paul (18 million subscribers) and KSI (19 million subscribers) - had a box match and charged 10 USD for the live feed on YouTube - and 784,000 people from 45 countries paid (plus 20,000 in the Manchester Arena). Even if you believe they don't have common subscribers - 37 million people in total - >780k paying customers means a ratio of something around 2%, and that's fantastic.

More here:
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/who-won-the-ksi-logan-paul-fight-analysis