Light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury has promised to score a knockout victory over social media star KSI, when they collide on October 14 at Manchester’s AO Arena.
“October 14TH….You’re getting knocked out in front of my home crowd. This is gonna be fun,” the 24-year-old Fury vowed.
Fury, the younger brother of former WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is looking to take down another Youtuber who turned to boxing.
Back in February, Fury traveled to the Middle East and picked up an eight round split decision over Jake Paul, who tasted defeat for the first time. Fury raised his record to 9-0, with 4 wins by knockout.
Paul had the ability to exercise an immediate rematch clause, but went in another direction. He will collide with MMA veteran Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Texas.
Based on the circumstances, Fury's professional record will not be at stake.
According to reports in the UK, the fight will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control. And, KSI does not hold a professional license in the UK. The bout, like KSI's contests in the past, will be regulated by the Professional Boxing Association.
The only fight to actually count on KSI's official record took place in 2019, when he picked up a close decision win over Logan Paul. The two have since become business partners - and Paul will be appearing in the co-featured slot of the Fury-KSI card against an opponent to be announced.
For his part, KSI has also promised victory. He's very motivated to upstage his biggest career rival, Jake Paul.
“On October 14 I’m doing what Jake Paul couldn’t and beating Tommy Fury on the biggest night in crossover boxing history, at Manchester’s AO Arena," KSI stated.