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Pirated boxing streams 'attracted more viewers than YouTube channels'

Pirated streams of two boxing matches featuring YouTube stars reportedly attracted more viewers than official channels.

On Saturday night (25.08.18), two of YouTube's best-known celebrities, KSI and Logan Paul, staged a boxing match inside the Manchester Arena.

But according to The Verge, more than one million users were watching coverage of the KSI versus Logan Paul and Deji versus Jake Paul on Amazon's Twitch at one point.

YouTube's pay-to-view stream, on the other hand, is only said to have had 800,000 viewers at its peak.

Twitch has already responded to the situation, saying: "Our community guidelines prohibit uploading any content that a person does not own, does not have the rights to, or are otherwise not authorised to use.

"Doing so violates our terms of service and may make their account liable to DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] takedowns by third-party rights-holders. We were responsive to related reports."

Prior to the bout, YouTuber Jordan Antle, who goes by the name TheFearRaiser, said the fight will be one of the biggest events in internet history.

He explained: "This is a massive event and I would definitely say this is going to be one of the biggest internet events so far in history.

"Seeing two YouTubers who have a large fanbase fighting each other live in front of millions of people in unheard of. It's a very strange combination of two worlds and it's attracting a lot of attention because of how different it is."

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