KSI eager to fight Tommy Fury if 'TNT' beats Jake Paul in their upcoming clash
YouTuber-turned-boxer Olajide Olatunji, better known as KSI, is looking to take on undefeated light heavyweight boxer Tommy Fury if 'TNT' triumphs over Jake Paul in their upcoming fight in Saudi Arabia on February 26.
After numerous cancelations, Paul vs. Fury seems to be a done deal. 'The Problem Child' announced the news of the fight on his Instagram handle yesterday.
Based on a report by The Mirror, Olatunji stated during a recent Instagram Live his plans to fight Fury if 'TNT' beats Paul:
"I want to see if Jake wins. If Tommy wins, I'm going to be fighting Tommy, simple as that. [Via Mirror]"
All three fighters are undefeated in their careers so far. Fury is 8-0 as a boxer while Paul and KSI hold pro records of 6-0 and 1-0 respectively. Additionally, KSI is undefeated in five exhibition bouts he's been a part of.
However, 'The Problem Child' has bigger names on his resume. Since turning pro in 2020, the Cleveland native has registered wins against the likes of UFC legend Anderson Silva, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and multi-promotional MMA champion Ben Askren.
In contrast, the only decent win of 'TNT' came again the Polish boxer Daniel Bocianski, who had a record of 10-1 at the time of their fight. Other than that, most of the Love Island star's wins have come against sub-par competition.
Meanwhile, 'The Nightmare's' only pro win came against Jake Paul's older brother Logan Paul in 2019.
KSI wants to fight Conor McGregor after "flatlining" Jake Paul
It looks like KSI has lofty goals when it comes to boxing. The YouTuber turned boxer has his eyes set on Conor McGregor once he defeats Jake Paul in the ring.
The latest round of animosity between McGregor and 'The Nightmare' started when the social media star signed up to box the Irishman's training partner Dillon Danis. 'Notorious' and the content creator exchanged numerous jibes on Twitter in the lead-up to the fight. However, Danis ultimately pulled out of the event.
In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, KSI was asked whether he would entertain a matchup with the UFC fighter. The 29-year-old Brit responded:
"So I was thinking like after I’ve flatlined Jake [Paul], how cool would it be to have a go at the King [Conor McGregor]?... I believe in myself so much that I believe I can take on anyone, within reason."
Check out the full interview below: