Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has announced that he will knock out KSI in front of a home crowd in their upcoming fight scheduled for October 14 at Manchester’s AO Arena. The two fighters have been engaged in a war of words for some time, with both sides blaming each other for the slow negotiations.
Although the weight and number of rounds for the bout were not disclosed on Sunday night, Fury took to social media with confidence, stating, “October 14th…You’re getting knocked out in front of my home crowd. This is gonna be fun. @ksi #KsiFury.”
This fight will mark Fury’s return to the ring after his victory over Jake Paul in February. KSI, a popular YouTuber turned boxer, gained fame in 2019 when he faced Logan Paul, whom he has since become business partners with.
Fury, boasting an undefeated record of nine wins, will face KSI as part of the double main event at the AO Arena. In response to the announcement, KSI wrote, “OCTOBER 14TH, 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, live on DAZN PPV on the PRIME CARD!”
It should be noted that this fight will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control, as KSI does not hold a professional license in the UK. Instead, the bout will be held under the jurisdiction of the Professional Boxing Association and will not contribute to the fighters’ professional records.