Following months of discussions, the much-anticipated bout was officially confirmed and announced on Sunday. KSI confidently claimed his strategy to defeat Fury — a feat his longstanding competitor Jake Paul failed to accomplish in February.
KSI took to Instagram and wrote, “On October 14, I’ll achieve what Jake Paul failed to — defeating Tommy Fury on the grandest stage of crossover boxing history, at Manchester’s AO Arena, live on DAZN PPV on the Prime card!”
Fury was quick to retort, promising, “you’re getting knocked out in front of my home crowd. This is gonna be fun.”
Having gained fame as a social media influencer and YouTube celebrity, KSI then successfully transitioned to boxing where he had a pair of high-profile matches with Logan Paul.
Since then, KSI has been consistently involved in boxing, maintaining a 3-0 record with one no contest, which occurred in his most recent bout when he hit opponent Joe Fournier with an elbow strike that concluded their match. Initially hailed as a knockout victory for KSI, replays distinctly showed he had hit Fournier with his elbow instead of his fist.
The win was subsequently revised to a no contest.
KSI is now determined to cause an upset against Fury, who holds an immaculate 9-0 record, including his split decision win over Jake Paul in February. Notably, Fury is the younger sibling of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, who is scheduled to face Francis Ngannou two weeks later on Oct. 28.
The KSI-Fury showdown will be held under the Misfits Boxing banner — the promotion founded by KSI — and will be broadcasted on DAZN pay-per-view in October.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about KSI vs. Tommy Fury boxing match
When and where is the KSI vs Tommy Fury boxing match scheduled?
The KSI vs Tommy Fury boxing match is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2023, in Manchester, England.
Who is KSI?
KSI, whose real name is Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji, is a British internet personality, musician, and boxer. He gained fame as a YouTube star before transitioning to professional boxing.
Who is Tommy Fury?
Tommy Fury is a professional British boxer who holds a perfect 9-0 record. He is also the younger brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.
What is the significance of this fight for KSI?
What platform will broadcast the KSI vs Tommy Fury boxing match?
The KSI vs Tommy Fury boxing match will be broadcasted live on DAZN pay-per-view.
Under which promotion will the KSI vs Tommy Fury boxing match take place?
The match will take place under the Misfits Boxing banner, a promotion started by KSI.