KSI to replace Mike Tyson against Jake Paul? Youtuber announces his next opponent

Amid speculation that he would fight Jake Paul in place of Mike Tyson, KSI has declared his next opponent.

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The fight between YouTuber-turned-fighter Paul and boxing icon Tyson was scheduled to take place on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Texas; however, it was postponed.

Tyson, 57, experienced an ulcer flare-up and was recommended by medical professionals to avoid intensive training for the following two weeks.

As soon as possible, rumours started to circulate regarding the opponent of the former heavyweight world champion in the event that Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions decided to proceed with a fight.

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Although KSI, another YouTuber who took up boxing, was proposed as a substitute, Paul and Tyson will now fight on November 15.

The 30-year-old KSI has not competed since losing to Tommy Fury by unanimous decision in October of 2023.

But he wants to get back in the ring. On Saturday, he posted a video to social media outlining his next opponent and his plans for the future.

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Who would KSI fight next?

Unexpectedly, KSI proposed a two-on-one handicap tag-team battle between Slim and Anthony Taylor, giving them a day to accept his challenge.

The fight would happen on August 31 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, under the umbrella of Misfits boxing, a crossover promotion that KSI co-founded.

Slim, a former YouTuber who turned professional boxer, has won seven of his matches. Taylor, a former professional mixed martial artist, with five victories and six losses.

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In the video, KSI also declared that he will be making Jake Paul his “final offer” to fight in the United States in May 2025.

“185lbs is my final offer, take it or leave it,” he said.

“If you come with some bull**** on social media then I will sleep good knowing you never really had the balls to fight me in a fair fight. You were never actually about it, you were just trying to save face online.”

Additionally, KSI disclosed that he has been attempting to set up a bout between himself and former British boxer Amir Khan, but he acknowledged that a meeting won’t take place until later in the year.

“All I’m going to say is that he may be fast in the ring, but when it comes to accepting offers, he is very, very slow,” he said.

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.