Jake Paul isn't convinced by KSI's win.
After KSI's contentious second-round knockout victory over Joe Fournier in the headline fight of Misfits Boxing 7 on Saturday, Paul expressed his skepticism on social media, demanding that the result be nullified.
I respect boxing too much to respect what that was. If that was indeed a real boxing match it will be ruled a no contest or disqualification.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 13, 2023
“I respect boxing too much to respect what that was,” Paul wrote. “If that was indeed a real boxing match it will be ruled a no contest or disqualification.”
Well, Paul isn’t wrong.
The final sequence of the bout stirred up differing opinions, as KSI initially stunned Fournier with a powerful overhand right and then concluded the fight with a strike that initially appeared to be a short right hand. However, upon further examination through replay review, it was revealed to be an illegal blow, potentially delivered with either a forearm or an elbow.
Although the obvious rule violation occurred, the broadcast of Misfits Boxing 7 swiftly moved past any controversy. KSI wasted no time in challenging Tommy Fury for his next fight, and the tension escalated quickly during their in-ring faceoff, nearly erupting into a brawl.
Paul's viewpoint was not isolated. Numerous professional fighters who watched the event from home shared their assessment of the main event of Misfits Boxing 7.
KSI knocked that boy to another existence, looked like he had an elbow behind it too— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) May 13, 2023
And more controversy from Misfits! Sheeeeesh— HASIM RAHMAN JR. (@_HasimRahmanJr) May 13, 2023
Ksi definitely got some scary power…… in His Elbow— Slim Albaher (@SlimmySlim94) May 13, 2023
Since when boxing became fat guys and Muay Thai? #boxing— Renato Moicano UFC (@moicanoufc) May 13, 2023
Get this man a muaythai fight! 😂 https://t.co/Rt4p8u7C7E— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 13, 2023
Maybe in a streetfight Swarmz would best Wassabi, but you actually need technique in boxing, you can’t be punching with your elbows— Solyman Jami (@Jitokeze) August 7, 2022
KSI shouldn’t take that win, you can’t elbow someone and knock them out in a boxing ring. Accident or not…— Kavos (@KavosYT) May 13, 2023