Tommy Fury tells KSI ‘you know where to find me’ after the YouTuber eased to victory against rapper Swarmz and Mexican fighter Luis Alcaraz Pineda… but Jake Paul says his rival was ‘a smart man’ for not calling him out
Tommy Fury has talked up a future showdown with KSI after the YouTuber eased to victory over rapper Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda at the 02 Arena on Saturday – while Jake Paul also responded to speculation the pair could face each other.
KSI was comfortable in his double header and embarrassed both men by dropping them several times in the two bouts, which were a few hours apart from each other, and now he is eyeing up a high-profile fight with Tyson Fury’s brother.
He called out Tommy in the ring after he stopped Pineda in three rounds and the former Love Island star is ready to go toe-to-toe with him.
Tommy Fury (L) talked up the possibility of facing KSI after his win at the 02 Arena on Saturday night, while Jake Paul (R) said he was ‘smart’ not to call him out
KSI eased to victory over both Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda on the same night
Tommy Fury opened the door to a high-profile showdown against his YouTuber rival
Writing on Twitter, he simply said: ‘You know where to find me @KSI.’
Earlier the 23-year-old had appeared far from impressed by the one-sided nature of KSI’s demolition of Swarmz in just two rounds, asking: ‘What have I just watched?’
Fury was set to face his rival Jake Paul – who KSI is also targeting – this summer, before it broke down after the former was barred from entering the US.
KSI is hoping he can now set up a money-spinning contest with Paul if a fight with Fury does not materialise, but did not mention him by name in the ring after name-dropping Fury.
Paul reacted to that omission, saying he was wise not to say his name because ‘he knows the truth’ about what would happen in their fight.
American social media star Paul slammed his long-term rival’s two fights on Saturday
The American said: ‘Smart man KSI is not calling me out. He knows the truth.’
Earlier Paul had slammed KSI for taking on two fighters in one night.
‘This can’t be real? Each “fight” is 3 rounds?’ he said.
‘And he gets a 3hr break in between! Hahahahaha. It’s way easier than one 6 round fight. KSI & Minions Boxing doing the fans dirty with this fake s***. Mislead after mislead.’
Overall it was a night of double celebration for KSI as his brother Deji also earned a victory – emphatically knocking out Fousey to claim his first ever boxing win.
The 29-year-old knocked out Swarmz in the second round after the Brit just survived the first
KSI’s own displays were emphatic too. In his first fight against Swarmz, his rapper opponent dodged his way through the first round but KSI’s power was too much for the rapper in the second and the 29-year-old claimed a simple victory to kickstart his night.
The Londoner’s evening ended as it began, as he demolished professional fighter Pineda in three rounds after the Mexican struggled to deal with the atmosphere on the night.
From the first bell, KSI smelt blood as Pineda tentatively danced around the ring in an attempt to evade the YouTuber’s punches, continually complaining to the referee every time he was hit to the floor.
The professional fighter felt KSI was illegally punching him on the back of the head throughout the bout, although the referee – and the crowd – held little sympathy.
KSI is looking to earn some lucrative bouts after his double victory and called out a host of names after his comfortable demolition of his opponents
Eventually, having knocked down the stunned Mexican on several occasions, KSI won his second fight in a night as the referee deemed it unsafe to continue the fight.
After prevailing in his final bout, KSI called out Slim Albaher, Andrew Tate, Tommy Fury and the winner of Austin McBroom versus AnEsonGib as possible opponents for his next bout.
‘Ladies and gentlemen, are you not entertained?’ KSI said to the sellout crowd in London after his fight with Pineda.
‘It’s good to be back. Two fights, one night. Two KOs. I said it, I talked the talk and I walked the walk.
‘I saw the fights. Slim looked good, I want a piece of that. Austin [McBroom] versus [AnEson]Gib, I want the winner of that.
‘Andrew Tate – I want a piece of that. Tommy Fury – I want a piece of that.’