KSI says Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney contacted him over fight and reveals what other footballer could make boxing switch
KSI revealed Wayne Rooney contacted him over a future fight – and has room for other footballers in his promotion.
The YouTube legend launched MisFits last year, a banner focussed solely on crossover boxing.
GettyKSI speaks ahead of his return fight against Dillon Danis[/caption]
GettyWayne Rooney contacted KSI over a future fight[/caption]
Social media sensations, musicians and reality TV stars have all featured on events headlined or promoted by KSI.
And even Manchester United legend Rooney wants a piece of the action, against the main man himself.
KSI said: “It’s funny – I hope he doesn’t get annoyed that I said this – but Wayne Rooney hit me up being like, ‘Oh, we should fight.’
“And I said no. I just don’t want to do that. If Wayne Rooney is down, of course I think it would be good to have him in this space.”
Rooney, 37, is a keen boxing fan, recently watching Tyson Fury’s win over Derek Chisora, and trained as a youngster himself.
Fury, 34, claimed the former England captain is even going to spar him ahead of his proposed title bout against Oleksandr Usyk, 35.
No footballers have yet crossed over to the ring but KSI is leaving the door open for the likes of ex-Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge, 42, to do so.
He said: “I know Wayne Bridge is another person that’s been interested in the space.”
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KSI, 29, first made his boxing debut in a 2018 white collar bout against Joe Weller, 26, winning in round three.
The same year, he drew in a similar fight against Logan Paul, 27, but won the rematch when they turned professional in 2019.
KSI then made his comeback after three years out in August and made up for lost time by beating TWO opponents in one night.
He stopped rapper Swarmz, 26, and journeyman Mexican boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23.
KSI returns against on January 14 against 2-0 MMA fighter Dillon Danis, 29, who is commonly known as Conor McGregor’s training partner.
KSI beat Luis Alcaraz Pineda in the second of his two comeback fightsGetty