TYSON FURY has tipped Jake Paul to batter KSI in a battle of the YouTubers.
A grudge match between the social media superstars has been on the cards for nearly three years – ever since Paul defeated KSI’s brother Deji.
Verbal jabs have often been thrown by the pair on social media, but WBC heavyweight king Fury reckons Paul – the rival of his brother Tommy – will strike the telling blow if they ever throw down.
When asked who would win between the pair, The Gypsy King told ESPN: “Jake Paul, all day every day.”
Fury, 34, was further pressed on his prediction and replied: “I just think he knocks him out cold.”
Paul, 25, called out KSI – real name Olajide Olatunji – after seeing his rival win back-to-back fights at the O2 Arena in August.
But The Problem Child is adamant the Brit will never share the ring with him.
Late last month, he tweeted a mock-up picture of himself knocking out KSI with the accompanying caption: “Enjoy this image because he will never fight me.”
KSI, however, is adamant he will one day face the younger brother Paul – who he wants to close out his boxing career against.
He said: “I figured it out, you guys will not be happy until I fight Jake Paul.
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“So that’s why I don’t see the eagerness for you to want me to fight Jake Paul so quickly.
“I said I’m going to fight him in 2023, the only reason I’ve come back into the boxing scene is to fight Jake Paul and beat him.
“So I don’t really understand why people are complaining about the people that I fight.
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“Why don’t we just enjoy the journey? Enjoy the ride because ladies and gentlemen, once I fight Jake Paul, I’m done.
“I’m not boxing anymore, I would have solidified my legacy and then I’m hanging up the gloves forever.
“So why do we want to rush that?”
Paul is planning to return to the ring early next year following a unanimous decision victory over UFC great Anderson Silva in October.
KSI, meanwhile, will throw down with mixed martial artist Dillon Danis on January 14.
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