YouTube star KSI defeated Joe Fournier with a controversial knockout on Saturday, ending the former professional boxer with an elbow accident.
29-year-old KSI landed the bigger punches in the first round of the exhibition fight at London’s Wembley Arena, and in Round 2 he beat 40-year-old Fournier with a massive overhand right. This was followed by an attempted right hook with KSI (real). (Name Olajide Olatunji) instead makes contact with his elbow.
The punch dropped Fournier to the canvas and left him staring at the ceiling, unable to beat the referee’s count.
In a post-fight interview, KSI denied he had elbowed his compatriot before calling Tommy Fury into the ring for a faceoff that ended with the two splitting.
KSI’s controversial win was his fourth straight KO win in as many exhibition bouts. The YouTube star, who found fame as a gamer but also as a rapper, has fought Logan Paul twice before, drawing with his fellow YouTuber in an amateur match and defeating him on points in a professional rematch.
Fournier now has a 9-0 professional boxing record with all his wins coming by knockout, but he lost on points in an exhibition match to former world champion David Haye in 2021.
Fury, half-brother of World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, is best known for his time as a competitor love island, but he is also undefeated as a professional boxer. The 24-year-old outsmarted Logan Paul’s brother Jake in February.
Fury was spotted fighting with ex-colleague Idris Virgo.love island Participants, in the audience at KSI vs. Fournier.
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