KSI reveals only reason he took Joe Fournier fight and vows to refuse rematch even if he’s DISQUALIFIED
KSI is ready to snub a rematch with Joe Fournier even if his knockout win is overturned to a DISQUALIFICATION.
Controversy struck last Saturday at Wembley Arena when Fournier was left out for the count by KSI.
GettyKSI’s KO win over Joe Fournier is under review[/caption]
Replays revealed the YouTube sensation landed an accidental but illegal elbow, which consequently caused the KO.
Fournier, 40, accused KSI, 29, of cheating and demanded a disqualification or rematch be called.
The Professional Boxing Association – who sanctioned the fight – confirmed an appeal has been lodged and will conclude by Friday.
And while KSI is ready to accept the win being overturned, he will fume if a DQ is ruled.
He said on The MMA Hour: “If it’s a no-contest, fine.
“I’ll be p****d if it’s a disqualification, because I didn’t intentionally try to hit him with my forearm or my elbow or whatever.
“Like, I came through with a right hook to try and knock him out while he was coming in to clinch me, because I knew he was going to scramble to save his life after I hit him with an overhand.
“At least now Joe Fournier doesn’t look like a loser. He can be like, ‘Ah, because of the whole no-contest, it doesn’t really count.’ Even though I was all over him, but yeah.”
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Despite the controversial ending, KSI has no interest in a rematch.
He said: “I was beating him and it was easy. It way easier than I thought it would be. And I’m just like, what’s the point? Why not?
“And if anything, most people are like, ‘What’s the point?’ The public are like, ‘We don’t care. You beat him anyway, so fight Tommy Fury.’
“People want to see me get tested. People are sick and tired of me just deleting people.
“They’re like, ‘Alright, cool. Let’s see how you do against Tommy Fury. If you delete him, then fine, you’re the GOAT, and then we’ll never say a bad word again.’
I’ll be p****d if it’s a disqualification, because I didn’t intentionally try to hit him with my forearm or my elbow or whatever.
KSI on Joe Fournier appealing his KO loss
“But right now it’s like, they want to see me get tested.”
KSI has set his sights on fighting Fury next, following his win over Paul by split-decision in Saudi Arabia in February.
It came after the American instead chose to return against ex-UFC star Nate Diaz, 38, on August 5 in Texas.
KSI – returned to boxing to fight Paul – is ready to face Fury next instead of rematching Fournier.
He said: “I’m at peace with a no-contest. I don’t really mind because, for me, I’m a fair guy. If it is a no-contest, it’s a no-contest.
“It is what it is. I don’t need a win. For me, the reason I came back was to knock out Jake Paul.
“These are all just side quests to get to Jake Paul, but now I can indirectly destroy Jake Paul’s legacy by beating Tommy Fury.”
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