After beating Logan Paul in a YouTuber bout, KSI has been challenged to a “battle of Britain” by Love Island star Tommy Fury.
Tommy Fury, the younger brother of former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and star of reality TV show Love Island, has challenged YouTuber KSI to a fight.
KSI beat fellow YouTube sensation Logan Paul in a split decision in a highly publicised six-round bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Fury, meanwhile, has put romance to one side to return to the ring in December after featuring on ITV’s Love Island programme earlier in 2019.
And Fury says there would be no love lost should KSI – whose real name is Olajide Olatunji – take up his challenge of a “battle of Britain.”
“I wasn’t aware KSI wanted to keep fighting,” Fury told iFL TV. “He said after the fight he wants to keep fighting, keep boxing.
“I’m from Love Island on TV, he’s from YouTube. We’re both known and have got big fanbases in the UK. He’s in London, I’m in Manchester. A battle of Britain would be interesting.
“I wouldn’t be calling his name but he says he wants to keep fighting, sees himself as a fighting man. The offer is there, if he wants to take it up with me, he knows how to use the phone.
“A lot of people would love to see it. People would like to see him come up against a professional boxer who’s been doing it for quite a while now. I might not have had many professional fights but I’ve been doing the training.
“I think people would tune in to see how he could take on a real boxer, see how he fares against that. It’s not like he’s taking on a world champion. He knows where I’m at.”
Fury also gave Deontay Wilder “no chance” of overcoming his brother Tyson should a heavyweight rematch between the two go ahead as expected on February 22.
“I’m sure we’ll see Tyson and Wilder in the ring, February 22,” Fury said.
“Tyson will beat him easy this time. When you strip it down you’ve got to look at it. When Tyson fought Wilder he came off two sparring matches, just getting out there and used to the crowd. Then he went and fought Wilder.
“February 22 he’s going to be a changed man. He’s already had the fights, he’s been training more and if Wilder couldn’t beat him then, he’s got no chance now.”