Jake Paul calls out 'liar' KSI following his 'sham' knockout against Joe Fournier
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Jake Paul has called out 'liar' KSI following his 'sham' knockout against Joe Fournier last night (13 May).
The American media personality turned professional boxer has hit-back at the British YouTuber after it took just two rounds for to KSI to emerge from the ring as victor.
The ringside results have since proved to be quite the controversy, with many viewers insisting KSI be disqualified over 'cheating' - one of which was none other than Mr Paul himself.
While KSI was crowned victory - it didn't take much time before his win was called into question.
Audiences took to Twitter to argue that he should have been eliminated after seeming to use his elbow to knock out Fournier.
One tweeted: "KSI shouldn’t take that win, you can’t elbow someone and knock them out in a boxing ring. Accident or not…"
Another agreed: "Elbow to knock him out. Should be DQ tbf."
A third wrote: "You should be banned from boxing for that elbow @KSI."
And it's not just viewers who are outraged as fellow boxer, Paul, has also taken to the platform to call KSI out for the blunder.
He took to Twitter to share his verdict on the matter this afternoon (14 May).
Paul responded to an initial statement posted by KSI.
KSI's statement claimed: "I worked very hard for this fight and had an intense and gruelling camp. There’s no better feeling than being in that ring and having my hand raised in front of my loyal and amazing fans who I appreciate so much."
The Sidemen star added: "Unfortunately the victory which was inevitable no matter what, is tarnished and I hate that. It sucks!
"After landing my overhand he was pretty much out on his feet and I went for a short right hook as Joe clinched me and fell into me."
And this is where it he really ruffled Paul's feathers.
KSI continued: "I landed that hook and my glove made contact but appears to have been followed by unintentional contact with my forearm.
"I’m gutted that it’s not as clean a win as I wanted and it feels like it diminishes my hard work with my trainers."
"Either way I hope you enjoyed the show and appreciate the support. Sorry to all the fans disappointed with it. No one is more so than me," the victor concluded.
Taking no time to give KSI a piece of his mind, Paul hit back replying: "Why you lying still? No part of your glove made contact with Joe’s face on that elbow.
"That was not a hook. That was straight up a right elbow to the jawbone. Good form but wrong sport."
The social media star continued: "Your whole promotion is sham. Bad look for the sport of boxing. Your 'commission' PBA should hold itself to a higher standard.
"I hope England Boxing starts to oversee this product and makes it safer for everyone."