KSI has urged fans to enjoy his boxing career while it lasts – as it could soon come to an end.
The YouTube, rap and crossover fight star has emerged as a leader in the new era of influencer boxing alongside Jake Paul.Jake Paul has been called out to a 2023 fight by KSI[/caption]
And it is a long-anticipated grudge match against his American rival which he says will ultimately bring a close to his career in the ring.
KSI – who returns on January 14 against Dillon Danis – admitted he will retire once he fights Paul.
He said on his YouTube channel: “I figured it out, you guys will not be happy until I fight Jake Paul.
“So that’s why I don’t see the eagerness for you to want me to fight Jake Paul so quickly.
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“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.
“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?”
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KSI, 29, beat Paul’s brother Logan, 27, in their 2019 rematch having drawn in an exhibition bout the year before.
He then took three years off but made up for lost time in August by winning TWICE in one night.
KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – beat rapper Swarmz, 25, and so-called professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23.
Meanwhile Paul, 25, is the more accomplished boxer of the two, currently at 6-0 having just beat UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47.Dillon Danis fights KSI on January 14[/caption]