YouTube star KSI defeated Joe Fournier with a controversial knockout on Saturday, finishing the former professional boxer with an accidental elbow strike.
KSI, 29, landed the heaviest blows during the first round of the exhibition fight at London’s Wembley Stadium, tagging Fournier, 40, with a huge overhand right in the second round. That was followed by a right hook attempt, with KSI (real name Olajide Olatunji) instead making contact with his elbow.
The blow sent Fournier to the canvas and left him staring at the ceiling, unable to beat the referee’s count.
In a post-fight interview, KSI denied stopping his British partner with an elbow, before calling Tommy Fury to ringside for a showdown, which ended with the pair splitting up.
KSI’s controversial victory was his fourth straight KO victory in as many exhibition bouts. The YouTube star, who rose to fame as a gamer but also as a rapper, previously fought Logan Paul twice, drawing his fellow YouTuber in an amateur bout and beating him on points in a professional rematch.
Meanwhile, Fournier has a professional boxing record of 9-0, with all of his wins coming by knockout, but he lost to former world champion David Haye on points in an exhibition fight in 2021.
Fury, the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is best known for his time as a contestant on love island, but he is also undefeated as a professional boxer. The 24-year-old outpointed Logan Paul’s brother, Jake, in February.
Fury was seen fighting Idris Virgo, a fellow ex-love island contestant, in the crowd at KSI vs Fournier.