Tommy Fury has admitted his amazement at the size of upcoming opponent, KSI, as the British duo prepare for their clash next month, which Fury believes will put an end to influencer boxing.
Fury defeated long-time rival and seemingly inevitable future opponent of KSI, Jake Paul on his last outing, edging out a split-decision win in Saudi Arabia back in February.
Meanwhile, KSI has claimed victories over Logan Paul, brother of Jake, as well as professional boxers, Luis Alcaraz Pineda and Joe Fournier, although the latter was later changed to a no-contest due to an elbow strike.
Now, Fury and KSI will meet, with the 24-year-old brother of heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, going into the clash as a heavy favourite, and the ex-love island star is claiming to be even more confident of handing the YouTuber-turned boxer his first defeat, after seeing KSI in person at their ‘face-off’.
“From what I can see across from me, you aren’t knocking nothing out.
I’ll be honest with you right now, he is a lot smaller than I thought he was, a lot smaller.”
The contest will officially be an exhibition, as opposed to Paul-Fury which was recorded on both men’s professional records, and will be a six-round bout, as opposed to the eight-rounds which Fury went with Paul.
The showdown will take place at a weight of 183lbs with no rehydration clause, a three pound increase from KSI’s last fight with Fournier, and two lbs lighter than Fury vs Paul which was at 185lbs.
KSI and Fury will meet on October 14th at Manchester Arena, topping a bill that also features a grudge match between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis. The card is available to watch live via DAZN PPV.