KSI faced FaZe Temperrr for the MF cruiserweight title at the Wembley Arena in London and secured a dominating first-round KO victory against the Brazilian YouTuber.
Prior to the fight, the British YouTuber spoke with BoxingScence.com about his intention to compete in at least three boxing events this year.
“First fight of the year, it’s obviously FaZe Temperrr. The second fight, it could be Joe Fournier or even Tyron Woodley, any fight like that to excite the people. Then, of course, the third fight to end the year will be Jake Paul.”
In the same interview, KSI stated that he intends to fight undefeated boxer and former Disney star Jake Paul and that the fight against the younger Paul would be a bigger event than the upcoming boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
“I think a fight between myself, and Jake Paul would be even bigger than Tank and Ryan Garcia. I know a lot of old heads and traditionalists are like, ‘Shut up, you don’t know what you’re talking about. But this is a beef that has been bubbling up for years.”
In a different interview, the 29-year-old expressed his desire to flatline Jake Paul, and after that, he will call out the biggest name in the UFC, Conor McGregor.
“I was thinking after I’ve flat-lined Jake [Paul], how cool would it be to have a go at the King [Conor McGregor]?
“I believe in myself so much that I believe I can take on anyone, within reason. I don’t want to fight [Artur] Beterbiev or Anthony Yarde.”
This comment was not positively received by Jake Paul, and after that, they both brawled in a social media altercation that lasted nearly eight minutes and where they both confirmed their upcoming bout in December.
However, KSI seems to be in really good shape and is currently focused on establishing his legacy.