Jake Paul says KSI should be DISQUALIFIED with fans in uproar after illegal elbow knocked out Joe Fournier

JAKE PAUL demanded bitter rival KSI’s “DISQUALIFICATION” for elbowing Joe Fournier.

The biggest night of KSI’s boxing career was surrounded by controversy after Fournier was knocked out in two rounds.

Jake Paul said KSI should have been disqualified against Joe Fournier


Jake Paul said KSI should have been disqualified against Joe FournierPhoto credit: Reuters
KSI's accidental but illegal elbow


KSI’s accidental but illegal elbowPhoto credit: DAZN

What initially looked like a textbook KO was later found to have been caused by an accidental but illegal elbow.

The referee missed and the result remained a second-round loss for Fournier.

KSI’s arch-rival Paul, 26, was outraged and called for the victory to be overturned.

He tweeted, “I respect boxing too much to respect what it was.”

“If it was actually a real boxing match, it will be counted as a non-competition or a disqualification.”

An angry Fournier, 40, agreed and told the story Fred talks about fighting: “He cheated, it’s clear you’ve all seen the reruns. He hit me with a clean elbow.

“When you fight the promoter on your own show, I’ve never been betrayed like this.”

In the second round, everything seemed to be going according to plan for KSI as Fournier was shaken by a right hand and went backwards.


This caused the millionaire nightclub tycoon-turned-9-0 fighter to fire back, leading to a shootout in the middle of the ring.

And in the blink of an eye, Fournier was flung to the canvas after KSI unknowingly got an elbow through.

Although replays clearly showed the illegal hit, when investigated by DAZN, KSI insisted that everything was fine.

He said: “I hit him with a massive shot and he was dazed, he was trying desperately to hold me down.”

Tommy Fury, who defeated Paul via split decision in his grudge match in Saudi Arabia in February, watched from ringside.

And he seems poised to seal the next celebrity blockbuster fight after confronting KSI.

Both seemed to ignore the fact that the fight ended with Fournier being stopped by an illegal shot.

They followed the script and faced each other in the ring for the first time – and agreed to a fight.

KSI, 29, said: “I want this, I want to do what Jake Paul couldn’t: KO you.”

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Fury, 24, replied: “That will never happen. All I can say is sign up. Easy money, easy money.”

“You will sleep in four rounds. Four rounds, sleeping. Gung Ho, no defense, no head movement. Knocked out.”

Tommy Fury and KSI face off


Tommy Fury and KSI face offPhoto credit: Getty

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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