Tommy Fury beats KSI on majority decision in controversial Manchester bout | UK News

Tommy Fury has defeated KSI on a majority decision after the pair faced off in a six-round cruiserweight match in Manchester.

The professional boxer was given the nod 57-56 by two judges with a third scoring the contest 57-57.

His win was marred by a controversial points decision after he landed 12 jabs and 39 punches which connected compared to KSI’s 38 as well as having a point deducted for a rabbit punch.

KSI, a YouTube star, rapper and boxer, said after the bout: “It’s a robbery, how many jabs did he land? I’m the YouTuber, you’re the boxer, I understand, you have to win. I want to appeal.”

KSI, who came into the arena in a green Lamborghini alongside rapper Giggs, might have been the away fighter but his fans roared in support when he landed a solid overhand right early in the first round.

Fury responded with a left hook but his habit of landing several rabbit punches when the fighters were tied up led to him being docked the point in the second round after several complaints from KSI.

Tommy Fury (left) and KSI in action during their bout at the AO Arena in Manchester
Tommy Fury (left) and KSI in action during their bout at the AO Arena in Manchester

KSI showed stamina with a combination of uppercuts and overhead rights.

In the third round, he was ducking and diving as the bigger Fury began to lean on his opponent, beginning to find his range.

The fighters began to clinch a number of times in the next, although both came close to unloading with right hands before KSI took to the inside at the start of the fifth round in a tight encounter.

KSI then kept Fury at arms’ length throughout the final round and believed he had pulled off the shock win as he celebrated in his corner.

Tommy Fury reacts after his bout with KSI during the MF and DAZN: X Series event at the AO Arena, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday October 14, 2023.
Fury reacts to majority decision

The long-term rivals entered the ring on Saturday night for their highly anticipated clash, after a war of words that lasted months.

KSI, 30, who garnered a huge following through his gaming videos, co-launched Prime energy drinks with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul.

KSI won his only previous fight as a professional against Logan Paul. He has fought eight times in total, with five wins, one draw, one no-contest and now one defeat.

Tyson Fury (centre) celebrates his brother's victory
Tyson Fury (centre) celebrates his brother’s victory

Molly-Mae Hague reacts after Tommy Fury beats KSI during the MF and DAZN: X Series event at the AO Arena, Manchester
Molly-Mae Hague, Fury’s wife

Tommy Fury, 24, is the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.

He starred on the fifth series of Love Island in 2019, where he met his fiancee Molly-Mae Hague. The pair welcomed their first child Bambi in January.