Social media star KSI is highly motivated to pull off an upset win over unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury on Saturday night in Manchester.
Earlier this year, Fury traveled to the Middle East and stunned Jake Paul with an eight round split decision to hand the Youtuber his first career defeat as a boxer.
Some observers believe Fury will be the arena favorite – but KSI is not worried about being the villain on fight night.
“Oh, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. Like whether I walk in and they’re cheering or booing. I will take that energy and use it to fuel me because I am different… I have plot armor. Legit no matter what happens, okay, I end up always winning. That’s how I …that’s just how it is and that’s how it’s always been. […] Now I can just go in, show him the levels, knock him out and then laugh at his body on the floor. Maybe slap John Fury while I’m at it because he owes me that slap after beating his son and then just riding into the sunset,” KSI told Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp.
Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has promised to walk away with a victory.
KSI explains that he tried to make a bet with the father of the Fury brothers, John Fury, but he was not successful in securing an agreement.
“Yeah, so I made a bet with John Fury. If I beat your son, I get to slap you in the face. John was like, “nah, your not slapping me in the face”. Alright then let’s bet…. and he’s like, “no, I don’t need to bets”. I was just like “oh, you’re not confident in your son?,” KSI said.