YouTube star KSI contradicts his claims that he could beat Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson in a boxing match after Bjornsson recently defeated Eddie Hall.
KSI quickly resigns after making some lofty claims about a potential fight with one of the world’s strongest men.
The YouTuber is no stranger to the martial arts world; He, along with former rival Logan Paul, started the current influencer boxing craze thanks to their two viral boxing matches in 2018-2019.
KSI emerged victorious and recently announced his comeback to the sport with an as yet unnamed opponent – but some fans think he overshot after claiming he could easily defeat Thor Bjornsson in the boxing ring.
Notably, KSI claimed that Bjornsson was “slow” and said he could land good shots while the 323-pound man was charging his punches.
Thor disagreed. “Interesting,” he said of KSI’s words on Instagram. “I wonder if he really thinks he can hit me or if he’s just kidding. What do you think?”
KSI denies claims he can beat Thor Bjornsson
It appears that KSI has now changed his mind on the matter, as he quickly retracted his statement in a YouTube video posted a few days later.
“I already said on the sidecast that I was taking it back,” he explained, referring to his podcast with the YouTube group The Sidemen. “Nobody shows that bit. No one shows the part of me that really gets the idea of fighting Thor and realizing he’s just too big for me.”
“He just weighs too much,” he continued. “I will never be able to be that titanium weight. I am 100kg? (220 pounds) Ridiculous. I would feel like shit. So – he’s 150? 160 kilograms? (352 pounds) No, brother.”
“I wouldn’t do much. I guess I’d be faster than him. And yes, maybe I could meet more. But he only has to hit me once or just lean on me and it’s a long day for me. I have nothing to do with Thor. I don’t want anything to do with it.”
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Well, there we have it; KSI is officially not interested in handling gloves with someone twice his height. That being said, his next opponent is still unannounced, making fans more excited than ever to see who he will face off next (but it won’t be Thor).
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