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'Tommy Fury vs KSI very close to getting done'


A deal for a grudge match with YouTuber turned boxer KSI is reportedly extremely close, according to Tommy Fury's father and trainer John Fury. Fury is an undefeated light heavyweight prospect.


Fury watched KSI's match against unbeaten professional Joe Fournier last month from the stands.


KSI was first given credit for a knockout victory in the second round, but the result was later reversed and modified to a no-contest after many replays revealed that Fournier was eliminated by an unlawful elbow strike.


Following the conclusion of the contest, Fury and KSI squared up in the ring.


Before the interaction turned physical and they were soon removed, the two engaged in a heated verbal exchange.


Fury Sr. has been in communication with KSI promoter Kalle Sauerland.


Tommy Fury first competed in February, defeating Jake Paul, another social media personality who took up boxing, in an eight-round decision.


Paul originally intended to activate a clause that allowed for an instant rematch, but instead, he agreed to a bout with MMA champion Nate Diaz for August 5.


"Well, we're nearly over the line with that one I think,' said Fury Sr. to Seconds Out. "Me and the Sauerlands, we're nearly over the line with it. I think it'll be announced very shortly.

'Until it's signed off, nothing's done, is it? But I'm happy, we're nearly there. We'll hopefully get it on this year with him and KSI."


KSI - real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji - confirmed that his team is currently negotiating the fight with Fury.


"I am training for that fight. Negotiations are going back and forth, we're just waiting on Tommy [Fury] essentially,' KSI told Misfits Boxing.


'I'm training, I'm getting ready for that fight, that's what I want. Because I know as soon as I beat Tommy Fury, Jake Paul's whole career, his whole legacy's in the bin, and I will be laughing."

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