In a candid revelation on his YouTube channel, renowned content creator and boxer KSI, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, recently shared the emotional aftermath of his highly debated defeat to Tommy Fury. The shocking loss, declared as a unanimous decision in Fury’s favor, stirred controversy as KSI believed he had clinched the victory.
The fight, held at Manchester’s AO Arena, ended with Fury’s hand raised, despite a point deduction for an illegal punch. Following the bout, KSI, feeling robbed of his hard-earned triumph, initiated an appeal with the Professional Boxing Association. However, an independent review panel rejected his plea, adding more disappointment to the situation.
Expressing the intense emotional toll, KSI admitted to breaking down in tears upon returning home after the defeat. He conveyed his frustration, stating, “I had trained so hard these past few months, working overtime to do what most people saw was impossible and that was to beat Tommy Fury.” The YouTube sensation contended that he reviewed the fight extensively, struggling to find instances where Fury convincingly outperformed him.
Despite the setback, KSI found solace in messages from figures in the combat sports realm, including Eddie Hearn, Israel Adesanya, Ariel Helwani, and numerous online supporters who believed he should have won. The social media star shared, “It was crazy because so many people thought I won the fight.”
Refusing to let the denied appeal dampen his spirits, KSI emphasized his improved mental state and asserted that the Fury bout positioned him favorably in his boxing journey. Taking a dig at Fury, he humorously remarked, “The fact that Tommy Fury was unable to knockout a YouTuber who has been boxing for about three years is actually hilarious.”
Looking forward, KSI acknowledged the calls for a match against Jake Paul but expressed his intention to take a break from boxing. Despite the controversy, KSI remains resilient, turning the page on this chapter of his career with newfound determination and insight.