KSI reveals his sparring partners were offered £5,000 to knock him out ahead of his fight with Tommy Fury... as he opens up on his controversial unanimous decision defeat

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By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 08:30 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 08:53 EDT, 1 November 2023

KSI has revealed that his sparring partners were offered £5,000 to effort and sound him retired successful nan build-up to his conflict pinch Tommy Fury.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer was controversially beaten by Fury successful Manchester past month.

KSI hired a ineligible squad to entreaty nan result, which was upgraded from a mostly determination to a unanimous determination triumph for Fury owed to an correction connected 1 of nan judges' scorecards. 


He has spoken retired connected nan nonaccomplishment successful an question and reply connected Logan Paul's Impaulsive podcast, successful which he was asked astir his coaches offering to salary his sparring partners if they could successfully KO him.

KSI confirmed nan speculation arsenic he said: 'Yeah, a 5 expansive bonus. Yeah man, it was beautiful ridiculous! I heard it only adjacent nan extremity of nan camp, truthful they didn't show maine obviously.

KSI suffered a arguable unanimous determination conclusion to Tommy Fury successful Manchester past month

KSI has hired a ineligible squad to entreaty nan consequence aft emotion arsenic though he should person won

'I was like, 'Jesus Christ, nary wonderment they're trying to sound my caput off.'

His nonaccomplishment to Fury came arsenic a daze to many, arsenic nan half-brother of world champion Tyson was docked a constituent for a punch to nan backmost of nan caput and didn't look to do capable to overturn nan shortage during what was a lacklustre fight. 

KSI said: 'I felt for illustration I won nan fight, man. It was weird, I felt for illustration Tommy was amazed he conscionable didn't expect maine to move nan measurement I was moving.

'There were rather a fewer group who were hoping I would suffer aliases get knocked out, for illustration boxing purists, and they saw that first information and were like, 'Oh no. It's going to happen, ohio my God.'

'Throughout nan rounds I felt for illustration I was doing well, getting nan large shots off, evidently (receiving) a batch of backmost of nan caput shots.'

KSI says he feels for illustration he has 'retired' from boxing and is enjoying life aft months of training for nan boxing fight 

Post-match stats show Fury threw much punches, and landed much shots, but KSI was much meticulous pinch his punches, landing pinch 31 per cent of his attempts, arsenic opposed to Fury's 25 per cent.

The 1 conflict his fans are hoping to spot successful nan crossover boxing segment is simply a bout against Logan's younger relative Jake - who besides mislaid to Fury earlier this year. 

KSI though has played down talk of a conflict of a conflict by insisting that he feels for illustration he has retired.

He said: 'Right now, I consciousness for illustration I’ve retired. It’s weird. I haven’t trained since nan fight. I’ve conscionable enjoyed my life. It’s weird. It’s each these things that I would usually do, and I tin relax.

' I deliberation for correct now, I’m benignant of conscionable enjoying myself. Yeah, we’ll spot (about fighting again).


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