English entertainer KSI fired shots at Jake Paul, claiming he would get the best of him in a boxing match.
Social media influencer turned boxer Jake Paul was last seen in action against mixed martial arts icon Anderson Silva in October 2022. Paul went into the bout looking to extend his unbeaten run against arguably his toughest opponent to date. He managed to edge out ‘The Spider’ in a close-fought contest.
Following the result, the longstanding rivalry between KSI and Paul continued to flare up as the two YouTube giants teased a potential fight.
KSI wants to expose ‘fraud’ Jake Paul
In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, KSI bashed Jake Paul for his boxing abilities. He believes he could snap Paul’s undefeated record if a bout came to fruition.
“Because of the boxing thing, because of Jake just doing bits,” said KSI. “I’ll give him his props; doing bits to the boxing. Everyone’s being like, ‘oh, Jake would destroy KSI.’ It was just bubbling inside of me. Every time I’d see Jake win a fight, it just angered me because I’d be there like he’s not that good.
“He’s not as good as everyone thinks he is. For me, personally, I think he’s a fraud and I’m the guy to expose it.”
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) February 22, 2023
KSI rallied for a shot at Paul
KSI is coming off a first-round knockout finish of Temperrr in his last outing under his own promotion ‘Misfits Boxing’ earlier this year. He had been rallying to compete with ‘The Problem Child’ after the victory. However, Paul did not seem too keen on the prospect as he’s focused on fighting proven boxers in hopes of becoming a champion.
The English influencer has close ties with Jake’s brother Logan Paul. They regularly collaborate on various projects and launched their own soft drink company called Prime. Although Paul did not shut the door on boxing KSI, it’s not on the horizon as of now. Paul is scheduled to take on Tommy Fury, brother of boxing icon Tyson Fury, in a long-awaited showdown this Sunday in Saudi Arabia.