‘Neither of them are very good’ – Eddie Hearn fails to split KSI and Tommy Fury but says celeb bout is ‘a huge fight’


EDDIE HEARN is unable to split Tommy Fury and KSI ahead of a potentially “huge fight”… because “neither of them are very good”.

KSI – whose professional debut was promoted by Hearn – returned to the ring after three years out and beat TWO opponents in the same night.

KSI, promoter Eddie Hearn and Logan Paul in 2019

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KSI, promoter Eddie Hearn and Logan Paul in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Tommy Fury accepted KSI's fight callout

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Tommy Fury accepted KSI’s fight calloutCredit: PA

And afterwards, he called out ex-Love Islander Fury, who accepted.

Hearn admitted the all-celebrity bout is due to bring in eyeballs but warned not to expect an exhibition of boxing skills.

He told DAZN: “It’s still a huge fight those two.

“And it would be competitive, because I’ve said before, and I don’t mean it disrespectfully, neither of them are very good.

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“They’re not seasoned or skilled fighters, that doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining.

“It might be more entertaining watching those guys just unravel in front of the world.”

KSI, 29, beat Logan Paul, 27, in his pro debut in 2019, a year after drawing in a white collar bout.

And to make up for lost time, he beat rapper Swarmz, 25, and so-called boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 25, on the same night.

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KSI is eyeing a blockbuster grudge match against Paul’s brother Jake, 25, who is 5-0 in his own career.

Fury twice signed to fight the American but was withdrawn on both occasions.

Firstly, in December he suffered an injured rib and was then forced out of the rescheduled bout in August amid a US visa issue.

Jake is now set to return in October against UFC legend Anderson Silva, 48, who has a 4-1 boxing record.

But afterwards, the YouTuber-turned prizefighter is eyeing a fight with KSI next year, which Hearn backs him to win.

He said: “Jake Paul is fighting levels above what we saw on Saturday and I think Jake Paul beats KSI.

“But KSI looked better, although he was up against nothing. I think I’ll give him credit for looking a bit better than I thought he might.”

Jake Paul has been backed to beat KSI by Eddie Hearn

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Jake Paul has been backed to beat KSI by Eddie HearnCredit: SPORTSFILE





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