KSI finally has signed himself against the toughest test of his career; he will be fighting against the undefeated professional boxer Tommy Fury on the 14th of October at the AO Arena Manchester. It’s going to be a double main event, Logan Paul is also going to fight that night, and his opponent is yet to be announced publicly.
KSI is coming out of a no-contest decision against Joe Fournier – the match was initially declared a knockout win for KSI, but then the decision got overturned as the boxing commissions witnessed the controversial ‘elbow’ knockout.
Here’s exactly what the knockout looked like:
Jake Paul on KSI vs Tommy Fury
Fury vs KSI is an exciting matchup because both fighters are undefeated; a loss for Tommy would be pretty embarrassing as KSI has been labelled as a ‘YouTube/influencer’ boxer which is why a loss against KSI would brutally damage Tommy’s reputation in the boxing world.
Jake Paul does not see this match lasting till the last round; here’s what he said in a recent interview: “I think Tommy knocks him out in less than five rounds. Oh yeah, I mean, he’s (KSI) doing like these gimmick WWE fights up until now.
Tommy is his first real test. But who knows, he might throw an elbow on Tommy too”. Tommy last fought against Jake Paul and claimed a split-decision victory; he was extremely happy with the win, but most thought of it as a mediocre boxing performance.
In Paul’s defense, a ‘YouTuber’ or a ‘Disney Star’ went the distance with a professional boxer, so kudos to Paul for going the distance and even dropping Tommy in the last round – it will be interesting to see the outcome of their rematch.
The winner of Tommy Fury vs KSI will most likely fight against Jake Paul next. If KSI losses against Tommy Fury, a match between KSI and Jake Paul would make the most sense as the winner of that could fight Tommy for the rematch.