Most observers, certainly in the traditional boxing world, believe Tommy Fury will prove to be too much for KSI when they lock horns at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
However, one former world champion has gone against the grain, and believes the YouTuber can pull off the upset and defeat Fury.
David Haye explained to JOE why he is backing KSI to get the victory, when few others are.
“I think KSI beats him. Everybody just believes Tommy’s so much better.
The best name on his record is Jake Paul, and that was a close fight in which he got knocked down.
So it’s not like he has this depth of experience.
I think everybody’s overrating Tommy and very much underrating KSI, and that gives KSI a massive advantage. I believe it’s gonna be a big shock.”
Haye has a history of [unsuccessfully] picking against the Fury’s, so perhaps his prediction should come as no surprise.
Tommy Fury gatecrashed the influencer boxing seen in February this year, when he handed KSI’s nemesis Jake Paul the first loss of his professional boxing career in Saudi Arabia.
It appears ‘TNT’ is enjoying life in the space and seems to have no real desire to return to the traditional code should he defeat KSI next month, having already called for a fight with Jake’s brother Logan to be next.
Logan is fighting on the same card against MMA fighter Dillon Danis, so the stars could align for a fight against Fury if both men emerge victorious in Manchester next month.