‘I will 100 per cent share the ring with him’
Tommy Fury wasted no time after claiming victory against KSI on Saturday night to call out his next opponent – Conor McGregor.
The 24-year-old beat the YouTube star, rapper and boxer in a controversial, majority decision during a six-round cruiserweight match in Manchester to extend his unbeaten record to 10 bouts.
KSI was not happy about the outcome – which two judges gave to Fury 57-56 and a third had at 57-57 – saying he wanted to “appeal.”
“It’s a robbery, how many jabs did he land? I’m the YouTuber, you’re the boxer, I understand, you have to win. I want to appeal,” he said.
Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and a former Love Island contestant landed 12 jabs and 30 punches during the fight.
The victory was the second for Fury this year, having defeated another influencer-turned-boxer, Jake Paul, in Saudi Arabia in February.
Both Paul and KSI want rematches with Fury.
In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Fury said he was now “head of the table” in influencer boxing, “and no one can deny that.”
“I bet Jake Paul and I bet KSI all inside 12 months. I won this crossover boxing now so any further and future fights will be on my demands, when I want to fight. It’s all up to me now, and how can you argue with that?”
When asked who is the priority for a re-match out of Paul and KSI, Fury said he “isn’t bothered at all.”
“But, at the end of the day, it is what it is. I’m head of the table now. We will sit down with the entire team and work out what it next, but who is to say it has to be Paul, who says it has to be KSI.
When Fight Hub TV suggested McGregor had called out KSI, and he had just beaten KSI, Fury wasted no time suggesting he would like to take up the chance to fight The Notorious.
“Let me say this, yeah, I would love to share the ring with Conor McGregor, and if Conor McGregor wants it next, I say, I will 100 per cent share the ring with him, because I’m a fan of Conor McGregor, I like him, he’s a good man, he got me into UFC,” he said.
“But if he wants to share the ring, man is there, the offer is there. I’ll have Conor next.”