KSI reveals why he is DELAYING Jake Paul grudge match after turning down offer to fight YouTube rival in middle of 2023 | The Sun

KSI has admitted he is DELAYING a grudge match with Jake Paul after turning down a fight offer for the middle of 2023.

The YouTuber, rapper and crossover boxing star admitted he was motivated to jump back into the ring to settle the score with Paul once and for all.


But KSI has maintained he will RETIRE from boxing once he finally fights his American rival.

So he is taking his time and trying to fit in as many bouts as possible before signing off with a blockbuster against Paul.

KSI said: "I could fight Jake middle of next year if I wanted to, I was definitely offered to, but I said 'nah' because I'm enjoying this too much.

"I don't know if that's kind of weird, I just didn't expect to be so obsessed with being able to improve so much.

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"I think I'm on a level where I'm able to keep going and keep going way further than I thought.

"It's crazy, I never thought I'd ever be able to do a 5k in under 20 minutes and now I'm breezing past that, now that's nothing.

"To know that I could just go further beyond, I think it's just sick and I don't really want to end it so quick because I know once I fight Jake it's done.

"I've no interest to do anything else boxing-wise, so I don't know why I'd want to end it so quickly, I'm just enjoying the journey too much."

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KSI, 29, beat Paul's brother Logan, 27, when the two turned professional for their 2019 rematch, having drawn a year before.

The former opponents turned business partners, later launching hydration drink Prime.

But there is no love lost for younger brother Jake, 25, who is out to even the family score.

The American is 6-0 himself, most recently beating UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in the biggest win of his career.

Meanwhile, KSI returns on January 14 against 2-0 MMA fighter Dillon Danis, 29, commonly known as Conor McGregor's training partner.

But he confirmed talks with Paul's camp over a fight next year are actively taking place.

KSI told SunSport: “We’re working on negotiations.

"I don't want to say the venue but we’re looking at certain venues and yeah, we are talking. 

“We’re talking now and it’s going to take about a year for the fight to happen.

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