Here's How Tommy Robinson Ended Up Ringside At The KSI Vs Logan Paul YouTube Boxing Match

By James O Malley on at

Last Saturday was one of the biggest nights ever for YouTube. Half a million people paid £7.50 each to tune in live and watch two of YouTube's biggest names - KSI and Logan Paul - try to beat the shit out of each other in the boxing ring. Because that's what the kidz like watching now, apparently.

The event took place at the Manchester Arena in front of a crowd of 20,000 excited fans, and in addition to the star-fighters, there were plenty of other big names there too, from actual boxers, to grime stars, to... well, countless other YouTubers all gurning and shouting "LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE" at each other.

Since the event, which ended in a draw, eagle-eyed viewers also spotted one other famous-face in the crowd: That of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson, who was there with his son. He's the former leader of the far-right English Defence League, which in previous years became notorious for football hooligan-style protests against Muslims. Since he distanced himself from the EDL, Robinson has remained in the far-right swamp, and has managed to since forge himself a career as a 'journalist' in the alt-right media.

Robinson himself posted a photo from the event to his Instagram - posing with Wes from Love Island, whoever that is, who had no idea who Robinson was:

So this raises an interesting question: Why was Tommy there? In photos, he is seen sitting ringside with his son, and wearing a rather official looking lanyard. Does this suggest that he had an "in" with the organisers? Was someone involved with the event - either on Logan Paul's or KSI's team, or perhaps someone working at the Manchester Arena - friends with Robinson or sympathetic to his agenda? Imagine the scandal if he was there at the invitation of one of the talent?

We asked Stuart Jones, Director of Upload Agency, which is one of the company's behind the event what was going on, and he told us:

"Tommy Robinson wasn't a guest of anyone, he had purchased the tickets, priced at £495 each from the ticket website."

And with that, sadly, the whiff of scandal disappears. The truth isn't quite as exciting, as it appears Tommy had to battle with Ticketmaster and pay an outrageous extra ticket booking fee, just like the rest of us. He was just able to shell out for the expensive seats, which is how he managed to get so close to both the action, and... Wes from Love Island.