KSI confirms blockbuster fight with unbeaten Tommy Fury in October
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KSI has confirmed a fight with Tommy Fury, along with a claim he’ll do ‘what Jake Paul couldn’t’.
The YouTuber and Love Island star have finally made things official after a strenuous wait of negotiations.
Oh, and Logan Paul’s probably going to make an appearance too in a double header bill – we just don’t quite know who his opponent will be yet.
KSI announced the news on social media, sharing the poster across his platforms.
The 30-year-old wrote: “I’m doing what Jake Paul couldn’t and beating Tommy Fury on the biggest night in crossover boxing history.”
Fury also threatened: "You’re getting knocked out in front of my home crowd. This is gonna be fun."
Their highly anticipated fight will take place in his 24-year-old opponent’s home city at Manchester’s AO Arena.
There’s been a lot of back-and-forth in setting up this YouTuber v professional boxer fight, with the pair arguing over the proposed weight.
Brother of heavyweight champ Tyson, Fury demanded for this big night to take place at 185lb.
KSI was happy to agree, as long as a rehydration clause was put into their contract.
Obviously we watched all of this play out on socials, with the Prime Hydration co-owner tweeting: “Tommy I wanna KO your a** so badly that I’ll come up in weight and do 185lbs if you agree to do the weigh in on the morning of fight day.
"Nice fair fight. If not you will forever be known as Tommy Ducky.”
KSI is a regular in these exhibition fights and has taken on Logan Paul twice.
Fury’s last fight was against other YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia, back in February.
Despite being expected to smash through to a win, that fight ended up being in a split decision in his favour and didn't feature a KO, as Fury had promised.
However, unlike that night, his match-up with KSI will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing board of Control (BBBofC) as a professional boxing fight.
Fury v KSI in Manchester is set for 14 October and will be live on DAZN.
It’s important to note too that the organisers, Misfit Events, are instead sanctioned by the Professional Boxing Association (PBA) which is not the recognised sanctioning body in the UK.
So whoever wins this YouTuber v Pro fight will not be able to count it towards any professional records