Tommy Fury vs KSI: Boxing world predicts outcome of fight as Love Island star and YouTuber clash in grudge match

KSI and Tommy Fury are the latest to put it all on the line in a celebrity boxing mega-fight.

Bragging rights, reputations and unbeaten records will be at stake on October 14 in Manchester.

PAKSI and Tommy Fury head to head ahead of their fight[/caption]

It comes eight months after Fury beat KSI’s arch rival Jake Paul in their Saudi Arabia grudge match.

And fans can expect a similar blockbuster event that has captured the boxing public’s attention.

Here, SunSport runs down some predictions from the fight world.

Jake Paul

The American is still waiting to settle the score with KSI, 30, and has expressed an interest in rematching Fury, 24.

So he will be a keen viewer next month but he only sees the fight going one way.

Paul, 26, said: “I think Tommy knocks him out in like less than five rounds.”

Prediction… Tommy Fury KO

ReutersFury beat Jake Paul in their grudge match[/caption]

Anthony Joshua

Joshua’s history with the Furys goes back years due to a long-standing rivalry with Tommy’s brother Tyson.

And despite being friends with fellow Watford man KSI, it did not stop AJ giving a balanced prediction when asked.

Joshua, 33, told Misfits Boxing: “That’s where it’s tough, experience plays a massive role in anyone’s approach to success.

“But with God, with hard work and his raw ability who knows what could happen. With the support of the people that could push him on over the final line.”

Prediction… Sitting on the fence

Instagram @ksiKSI beams next to Anthony Joshua[/caption]

Erling Haaland

The Manchester City star has just been signed by KSI and Logan Paul’s Prime hydration drink.

And he went on Paul’s podcast to announce the deal and he awkwardly backed Fury to beat KSI right in front of the YouTuber.

Asked who will win, Haaland, 23, replied: “The other guy.”

Prediction… Tommy Fury win  

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KSI welcomed Erling Haaland to Logan Paul and Mike Majlak’s podcast[/caption]

Eddie Hearn

Hearn promoted KSI’s professional debut against Logan Paul in 2019, which he won by scrappy split-decision.

He has since stepped away from the celebrity boxing world but continues to wade in on the debate.

Hearn told SecondsOut: “I think it’s going to be a good fight, it’s going to do massive numbers and it’s live on DAZN.”

Prediction… Everyone will make money

Eddie Hearn promoted KSI’s pro debutGetty Images – Getty

Amir Khan

Khan, 36, is no stranger to a big fight himself and he has backed Fury to do a demolition job.

He told SecondsOut: “He comes from a boxing family, I think he’s a better fighter and I think he’s definitely got the skill set and the power to knockout these influencers.

“I think it’s a mismatch, really. Because he’s the fighter and he’s the one who has been doing it from young.

“I think this is where these influencers can get hurt one day, when they take risky fights against proper boxers. They’re going to get hurt.”

Prediction… Fury by demolition

Ian WhittakerAmir Khan is backing Fury to beat KSI[/caption]

David Haye

The Hayemaker has made a name for himself with dodgy predictions over the years so this could be bad news for KSI.

But Haye, 42, tipped KSI to beat Fury right after he knocked out Joe Fournier with an accidental but illegal elbow in their May fight.

He said on iFL TV: “I think he beats Tommy Fury. And if he’s allowed elbows as well, for sure.

“Even without the elbows, I think he definitely beats Tommy Fury. With his timing and rhythm, I was really impressed.”

Prediction… KSI for the win

PADavid Haye thinks KSI will beat Tommy Fury[/caption]

Derek Chisora

Chisora has a strained history with the Furys having lost three times to Tyson while he is a friend and training partner of KSI’s.

So it is no shock that Chisora, 39, told talkSPORT: “It’s not like he’s in and out of the gym, no, no. He wants to win this fight.

“On top of that, JJ doesn’t have yes men around him. It’s going to be a good fight.

“This fight, I see a knockout, and I see the knockout coming for my friend JJ. He’s got more power in both hands than before.”

Prediction… KSI by KO

@DerekWarChisoraDerek Chisora trains with KSI[/caption]

Idris Virgo

Virgo had a scuffle with Fury at KSI’s last fight but he believes his sparring partner will take care of business on his behalf.

He told Pro Boxing Fans: “I don’t need to worry about him anymore because my boy KSI, he’s going to deal with him on October 14th.

“I’m going to sit back ringside watch that fight and be like, ‘Told you bro, you just got knocked out by KSI, a YouTuber.’ So I can’t wait.”

Prediction… KSI by KO

@idrisvirgoKSI and Idris Virgo are training partners[/caption]

Conor Benn

The unbeaten welterweight, 26, reckons the fight is a lot closer than people believe but he just gives the edge to Fury.

He said on SecondsOut: “It’s a hard fight for both, I think.

“It’s a 50-50 fight. I’m not picking, I’m sitting on the fence because I like Tommy and I like KSI.” 

“You’d think Tommy would win, you’d think. So, I’ll maybe go 55 per cent Tommy, 45 per cent KSI.” 

ReutersConor Benn has given Fury the edge over KSI[/caption]

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