Social media star KSI could potentially retire from boxing in the aftermath of his upcoming fight with unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury.

The contest will take place on October 14 in Manchester.

Many observers don't recognize KSI's pro record - including his social media rival, Jake Paul.

Like most of KSI's fights, the bout with Fury is not sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control.

"Once I beat Tommy Fury I hold all the cards, I am that guy," KSI said. "I know Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are going to be on my ass wanting to fight and I'm going to be the one high up on my throne going 'nah, you motherf------ fight and I'll decide what I want to do after.

"[Jake Paul is] trying to nullify the fight between me and Tommy Fury, saying it's an exhibition fight even though everything about the fight is pro. It's a pro fight, the only difference is it's not the British Boxing Board of Control governing the event it's the PBA, it's a completely different governing body. Just because it isn't on Boxrec doesn't mean it doesn't exist."

Provided he beats Fury, the only big fight that remains would come against Paul.

Because Fury won a split decision over Paul back in February, KSI believes a victory over Fury would be enough to walk away from active fighting.

“I’d say eighty percent [that I retire after this],” KSI explained to The MMA Hour. “I’ve been trying to fight Jake for how long? And it’s just constant excuses and then it’s crazy, he tries to manipulate the audience to make it look like it’s my fault, that I’m the one that’s afraid to fight Jake, when I’m there like, ‘No. Let’s go. Let’s do it, finally.’

"I’ve got legacy tattooed on my back. This is why I do what I do. It’s the final piece of the puzzle and he doesn’t want to give it to me, so I’m like, alright, cool, let me just indirectly beat you by beating Tommy.”