Jake Paul slammed for agreeing to fight Mike Tyson as YouTube rival challenges him to huge crossover bout next year

KSI called out rival Jake Paul
-Credit: (Image: MisfitsBoxing)

KSI has criticised rival Jake Paul's upcoming crossover fight with boxing legend Mike Tyson, and has called on the fellow YouTube star to face him in the ring next year.

Paul was originally due to face former undisputed heavyweight world champion Tyson next month, only for the 57-year-old to push the date back to November after suffering a health scare whilst on board a plane. English social media star KSI - who defeated Paul's older brother Logan in his first professional boxing match back in 2019 - has slammed the 27-year-old for agreeing to face the ageing Tyson.

In an address on X, KSI - whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji- also challenged the American influencer to a showdown of their own next year. He said: "I have seen that he has rescheduled his fight with Mike Tyson, so Mike will now be even older when he fights. Mike Tyson is a man who is in no condition to be fighting a 20-something year-old at his age. But Jake Paul and Netflix can do what they want to do, it's all good.

"But today Jake, I am going to be making you my final offer (to fight) you in May 2025. You will have all the time in the world to be ready and we can even do it in America just to make you that bit more happy.

"But that is it when it comes to giving you advantages. First of all we agreed to fight at 180 pounds and then you decided to run away and fight Nate Diaz instead and then came back wanting to fight at 185 and then 200 pounds. I am tired of this b*******, get off the cycle and lets make this work.

KSI fought the younger brother of heavyweight star Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury last year
KSI fought the younger brother of heavyweight star Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury last year -Credit:Getty Images

"We both have weight to lose and plenty off time to do it in. 185 pounds is my final offer, take it or leave it. If you com back with some b******* in the media I will sleep well knowing that deep down you never really had the balls to fight me in a fair fight."

KSI, 30 has confirmed his return to the ring on a Misfits crossover boxing event in Dublin on August 31st. He added: "I am not Jake Paul, I am here to fight, I want to fight to challenge myself. On August 31st I will be in Dublin fighting on what will be Misfit's second anniversary.

"The ultimate question: who am I fighting? We tried to fight Amir Khan but unfortunately that will be later on this year. He may be fast in the ring but when it comes to accepting offers.

"I want to fight people who have been on my case for ages. I will be fighting Slim and Anthony Taylor in a 2v1, handicapped tag team match. Both of you against me. You have 24 hours to accept."