KSI has insisted he is “very serious” about fighting Tommy Fury and vowed to do what Jake Paul couldn’t.
The YouTube, music and influencer boxing star returns on May 13 against millionaire businessman-turned 9-0 boxer Joe Fournier.
And KSI, 29, had hoped to finally settle his bitter score with arch rival Paul, 26, at the end of the year.
But the American suffered defeat in February to Fury, 23, losing a split-decision in Saudi Arabia.
Paul elected to snub the rematch as well as a grudge match with KSI to return on August 5 against ex-UFC contender Nate Diaz, 37.
So KSI is ready to move on and instead focus on Fury, having been left unimpressed with the bout in the Middle East.
He told Misfits: “I’m very serious, I feel like I can destroy him.
“I saw what Jake Paul did to Tommy Fury and I was like, ‘Wow, Jake is trash.’ Put me in with Tommy Fury and I’ll show everyone the levels.
“And I know people are writing me off, saying I’m s***, I’m trash, I’m nowhere near Tommy Fury’s level.
“And I’m like, ‘Alright, let’s see then.’ Put me in the ring with him, and let’s see and I’ll make you a f****g believer. Simple.”
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KSI’s boxing promoter Kalle Sauerland revealed he held talks in Morecambe with Fury’s dad John.
And he is optimistic a deal can be reached for celebrity pair to fight in another huge crossover event.
But first KSI must get past Fournier, 40, a nightclub tycoon who in 2021 went the distance with David Haye in an exhibition.