KSI slammed Fury on Sunday as an ‘untalented nerd’
One of the scorecards in the controversial Tommy Fury and KSI fight was reportedly added up wrong.
Fury beat the YouTube star, rapper and boxer in a 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, landed 12 jabs and 30 punches during the fight.
The fighters were evenly matched throughout and the victory could have gone either way after Fury received a point deduction for a punch to the back of his opponent’s head in round two.
The outcome became more controversial after TalkSport journalist Michael Benson tweeted a picture of the fight score card that appears to show that judge Rafael Ramos added up KSI’s score incorrectly.
The judge appeared to score him 10 points a piece in the first two rounds, while awarding him nine points in the next six rounds, bringing the total up to 56, however in calculating the end score, he wrote 57.
The miscalculation wouldn’t have changed the overall winner of the fight, but it does mean Fury won by a unanimous decision rather than a judges’ majority.
Following the fight, a furious KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – hit out at Fury, suggesting he wan’t “landing” his punches.
Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and a former Love Island contestant landed 12 jabs and 30 punches during the bout.
Fury hit back saying KSI was a “sore loser” and a “bum” and suggested he return to making YouTube content.
KSI added: “How do I lose a six-rounder? Unreal.
“He is the man who is meant to be a pro boxer and he won a majority decision? It’s outrageous man. The amount of times he hit me in the back of the head. So many times.
“And the referee only took one point? He kept doing it over and over.
“I’m sorry, it’s outrageous. “We’re going to appeal, I want to appeal. I felt like I won that.”
In a post on X early Sunday, KSI reiterated his assertion that he “should have won” but added that he still felt like he “accomplished what I wanted in the end.”
KSI added: “This little untalented nerd was able to go toe to toe with a professional boxer. Use me as the living proof that hard work and self-belief can get you anywhere in this life.”
After his win, Fury called out Conor McGregor suggesting he would like to fight the UFC great next.
The victory was the second for Fury this year, having defeated another influencer-turned-boxer, Jake Paul, in Saudi Arabia in February, but the former Love Island contestant said his next fight wouldn’t necessarily be a rematch against either influencer. Both want one.
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.”