Professional boxer Joe Fournier has responded to the recent overturning of KSI‘s “accidental elbow” knockout, hinting at a potential rematch between the two fighters.
A Shocking Victory and Controversial Decision
On May 13, KSI and Joe Fournier faced off in a highly anticipated boxing match at the OVO Arena in Wembley, London.
The bout drew a sold-out crowd, and Fournier was expected to be KSI’s toughest opponent to date. However, much to everyone’s surprise, the YouTube star managed to secure a second-round knockout victory over the professional boxer.
Controversy soon followed as video footage showed that KSI’s knockout punch appeared to be an accidental elbow strike. Boxing enthusiasts expressed their outrage at the outcome, arguing that it was an unfair victory.
The Overturning of the Decision
After nearly a week of speculation and debate, on May 19, The Professional Boxing Association (PBA) released a statement declaring KSI’s knockout win over Joe Fournier as a No Decision.
The PBA reviewed the incident and determined that the elbow strike was indeed illegal, leading to the decision being overturned.
Fournier’s Reaction and Teasing a Rematch
Following the PBA’s announcement, Joe Fournier took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the decision and tease a potential rematch with KSI.
In his post, Fournier expressed his satisfaction with the ruling, stating that he remains undefeated and no one has managed to knock him out.
He thanked his supporters, including prominent celebrities, athletes, and fans, for their overwhelming support throughout the ordeal.
Fournier also acknowledged the efforts made by the PBA, DAZN, Misfits, and Wasserman in rectifying the situation and ensuring fairness for the athletes who put in a lot of sacrifice to be part of these boxing events.
He appreciated their commitment to addressing any questionable actions and emphasized his readiness for a rematch with KSI.
KSI’s Response and Future Plans
Meanwhile, KSI swiftly responded to allegations of intentional cheating, explaining his perspective on the events that transpired in the ring.
He clarified that his glove made contact with Fournier before the elbow strike, suggesting that it was not a deliberate act.
As for the possibility of a rematch between KSI and Fournier, it remains uncertain. KSI has expressed interest in pursuing other opponents, including Tommy Fury and his long-time rival Jake Paul.
The boxing world eagerly awaits the next move from both fighters to see if they will eventually step into the ring together once again.