KSI makes prize money revelation ahead of blockbuster Tommy Fury boxing showdown

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KSI has opened up on money ahead of his boxing showdown with Tommy Fury in Manchester

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 14/10/2023

- 09:42

The two men will meet in Manchester tonight with plenty on the line

KSI has revealed he doesn't know how much money he's earning from tonight's blockbuster showdown with Tommy Fury.

The two men have a heated relationship and will step into the ring in Manchester to settle their differences.

KSI has evolved from a YouTuber and social media star into a boxer in recent years and is undefeated from his seven fights so far.

His victory over Logan Paul in 2019 remains the biggest achievement of his sporting career so far.

KSI Logan Paul

KSI's biggest boxing win came when he beat Logan Paul in the ring back in 2019


And KSI, speaking to The Sun prior to his fight with Fury, has now claimed he doesn't know how much money he'll pocket from the proceedings.

“When it comes to numbers, I’m pretty clueless most of the time," said the 30-year-old.

“For this fight, I don’t even know how much I’m getting paid.

"I don’t know. I know how much Tommy’s being paid and that’s about it.

“I’m not really fussed, the money isn’t the reason I do this, I like creating big moments, I like looking back at my legacy and going, ‘Yeah, this was sick.’

“I just like shocking the world, I love it.

"There’s something about it which just makes me feel… I don’t want to say God like but it just makes me feel super powerful.

“I feel like after that I will be able to make so many people’s lives hell on social media. I’m just excited.”

KSI has already admitted he's got his sights set on further paydays against the likes of Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul.

And he's adamant the money doesn't matter to him and he's involved in boxing because he's genuinely passionate about it.

He added: "I’m happy where I’m at money-wise.

"I feel like I’m in a good place. I’ve been doing YouTube for how many years, invested in so many things.

"When I first started I invested in houses because I didn’t know how long this YouTube bubble would last.

“So yeah, I’ve made the money that I wanted to make and now I’m looking for more than that."

Fury has been scrutinised for his decision to fight KSI, having previously gone up against Jake Paul.

Like half-brother Tyson, he's now openly insisted that he has no issue fighting solely for the money.

Tyson Fury will go up against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia at the end of the month and has repeatedly boasted about his potential earnings from the fight.

Now, Tommy has done the same.

"It's easy money. Anybody else in my position wouldn't turn it down. Even world champions," said the former Love Island star.

"Normally I'd be fighting these big old scary Russian guys, who have got about 30 knockouts on his record.

"If you're going to ask me to fight KSI, a YouTuber, or Jake Paul, no problem. Sign me up."

He added: "These YouTube fights are not my highest point in life. I'm here to do a lot more than that.


Boxing Tommy Fury

Boxing star Tommy Fury has defended his decision to fight KSI


"Tyson first fought for a world title at 27, I'm still years off that.

"So I don't know who is going to be around and whoever does have the belt, I want to challenge for it. 100 per cent. I've not trained all my life [to stop now].

"Don't forget I was a boxer before this YouTube stuff came about.

"I've not trained all my life to get in the ring with a YouTuber and get a good pay day.

"I've trained to be world champion. When all these fights have been and gone, I'm still going to pursue that.

"Because I couldn't live with myself being 70 years old, if I make it that far, [and say to myself] 'you know what I should have gone and did that'."

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