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 Arena, 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, Fury, 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.
No fight between KSI and Fury has been scheduled, and for some time KSI has been exchanging words with Jake Paul in hopes of setting up a fight.
Jake Paul went 6-1 as a pro after defeating KSI’s brother Deji in his amateur debut in 2018. Last time out, in February, the 26-year-old Paul suffered his first loss, a points loss to Fury.
The YouTube star is now set to box former UFC fighter Nate Diaz in August.
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