Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking to get back inside the boxing ring, and he’s eyeing a potential fight with YouTube superstar JJ Olatunji, better known as “KSI.”

Woodley hasn’t battled in combat sports since he suffered a KO loss to Jake Paul in December. Fast forward nine months and the 40-year-old combatant has now become vocal about boxing another social media sensation.

KSI has competed five times in boxing, compiling a record of 4-0-1 with 3 KO/TKO’s. He has one professionally licensed match under his belt: a split-decision win over Logan Paul in 2019.

Last month, the Englishman with nearly 16 million YouTuber subscribers headlined an event at the O2 Arena and knocked out boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda and rapper Swarmz on the same night.

On September 14, KSI posted a poll on Twitter asking his fans: “Who do you want me to fight in January?” KSI included “The Chosen One” and at the time of this writing, the ex-UFC champ leads the poll over BJJ black belt Dillon Danis and internet personalities “Slim” and “Dr. Mike.”

Taking notice of the poll, Jake Paul, who has also expressed interest several times in boxing KSI, tweeted to Woodley: “Yo @TWooodley – you down to do this in January in the US? 180 pounds?”

Woodley responded that he was “ready” and KSI hit back, writing: “Jake Paul really got you on a leash…”

Jake Paul really got you on a leash…

— ksi (@KSI) September 15, 2022

Woodley Tweeted That He’d ‘Dog Walk’ KSI, Said KSI Didn’t Accept a Short-Notice Bout With Him

Woodley then responded to KSI. The Chosen One claimed that KSI didn’t accept to box him on short notice after the Englishman’s original bout with Alex Wassabi at the O2 Arena fell through a few weeks before the event. Instead, KSI chose to put on the double-fight attraction.

“And i’ll dog walk your a** so now what?” Woodley tweeted. “You Wouldnt accept a fight on 2 weeks notice. Instead you fought 2 weak ass warm ups. You know my people run the play and put your money where your mouth is! Otherwise keep my name out your mouth before you get slapped in it.”

Not to be outdone, KSI responded to Woodley by sharing a clip of Paul knocking him …read more



Former UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Is Campaigning to Box Superstar

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