Tyron Woodley could miss out on preventing KSI but once more.
In January, the British YouTube character knocked out skilled esports participant FaZe Temperrr at his Misfits Boxing occasion in London; nonetheless, Temperrr was not alleged to be KSI’s opponent. Initially, KSI was set to face Woodley in a boxing match, whereas Logan Paul fought Dillon Danis in a double headliner. However when Paul was compelled out of the occasion as a consequence of damage, KSI as an alternative opted to battle Danis, leaving Woodley out of the dialog. And when Danis in the end pulled out of the bout on quick discover, KSI as an alternative selected Temperrr to be his substitute opponent and knocked him out within the first spherical.
The entire situation left Woodley livid, however with KSI available in the market for an additional opponent earlier than potentially facing Jake Paul at the end of the year, Woodley would seemingly be a frontrunner for the chance.
Besides KSI says he’s at present leaning towards a special opponent.
“I believe for me in Could, it’s between Woodley and Joe Fournier,” KSI mentioned on The MMA Hour.
“I’m Woodley and I’m like, this man has not gained a battle since 2018. He’s been on a six-fight dropping streak. Do I really want to battle this man? Or ought to I battle somebody like Joe Fournier, who’s 9-0, fights boxers, none of this MMA stuff, he’s a professional boxer, he’s had a world belt sooner or later. … He’s that man. And then you definately’ve obtained Woodley. The one purpose I’d battle Woodley is to show to everybody that I may knock him out sooner than Jake may. So I’m simply attempting to weigh it up and see what makes extra sense for me.”
“Individuals need to see me get examined,” KSI added. “I fought Swarmz and Pineda, wasn’t a take a look at. They had been like, ‘No matter, no person cares.’ Humorous factor is, they each gained their fights after. However then I battle Temperrr. I used to be meant to battle Dillon Danis however he p****** out. I battle Temperrr, destroy him, and persons are like, once more, ‘Not a problem.’ Cool.
“I have to problem myself then. I’ve been attempting to problem myself. Individuals had been like, ‘Temperrr goes to offer me an issue, Temperrr’s lengthy, he’s tall, he’s rangy, he proved to be an issue for different fighters within the YouTube scene.’ Then I’m going in and knock him out prefer it’s nothing. I believe for me, persons are attempting to see my stage, see the place I battle, so I really feel like preventing somebody like Joe Fournier is sensible. However then it’s like, ought to I additionally shut some individuals up with Woodley?”
Fournier is a businessman, influencer, and boxer, with a 9-0 (1 NC) skilled document. He additionally gained a WBA Worldwide gentle heavyweight title in 2017 by knocking out Wilmer Mejia. These credentials definitely would make him the hardest take a look at of KSI’s boxing profession, however some have instructed, Jake Paul included, that Woodley can be a extra deserving competitor. But it surely seems KSI doesn’t agree.
“I’m wanting in the direction of Joe,” KSI mentioned. “That will be Could 13. Wembley.”
Sorry, Tyron. Higher luck subsequent time.