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KSI's bid to overturn controversial Tommy Fury defeat is DENIED by independent panel… as they say there are 'no grounds' to dismiss his opponent's unanimous decision win

  • Tommy Fury was docked a point for punching round the back of the head 
  • KSI was livid at his loss and lodged an appeal, but it has now been dismissed
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KSI‘s bid to overturn his controversial defeat to Tommy Fury in October has been spurned. 

The YouTuber-turned-puncher lodged an appeal with the Professional Boxing Association, who sanctioned the bout, but an independent review panel has denied his desires. 

Fury beat KSI in Manchester by unanimous decision, although on the night it was incorrectly called as a majority decision. 

He won despite having a point deducted for punching around the back of the head in their clash at the AO Arena in Manchester.

A statement from the PBA read: ‘The PBA confirms that an independent review panel, consisting of two of the country’s leading King’s Counsel and a third lawyer, has determined that there are no grounds to overturn the KSI vs Tommy Fury fight result from October 14, 2023.’

An independent panel commissioned by the PBS has rejected KSI's appeal to overturn his loss to Tommy Fury

An independent panel commissioned by the PBS has rejected KSI’s appeal to overturn his loss to Tommy Fury 

Tommy Fury won the fight by unanimous decision despite having a point deducted for punching around the back of the head

Tommy Fury won the fight by unanimous decision despite having a point deducted for punching around the back of the head

Tommy Fury won the fight by unanimous decision despite having a point deducted for punching around the back of the head 

KSI was furious in the aftermath of the fight, saying:  ‘Robbery, it’s a robbery. You weren’t landing, look at your face. Look at you. I’m the YouTuber and you’re the boxer, you have to win.’

He told DAZN: ‘I understand the Fury name. I won it. It’s outrageous. Minus a point as well. I landed the cleanest shots. He couldn’t get any jabs off. 

After being penalised, Fury claimed that KSI was not similarly cautioned for clinching during their fight.

‘I thought it was ridiculous,’ he said. ‘In the professional fights, proper fights, you’re meant to have a couple of offences. The first time I did it, bang, a point off.

‘But he didn’t get a point off for holding all the fight. What’s that about?’

The 24-year-old victor threw more punches, and landed more shots, but KSI was more accurate with his punches, landing with 31% of his attempts, as opposed to Fury’s 25%.

Jake Paul, who Fury beat in February, mocked KSI after hearing that he would be launching an appeal. 

Jake Paul, who lost to Fury in February, mocked KSI for not taking his loss 'like a man'

Jake Paul, who lost to Fury in February, mocked KSI for not taking his loss 'like a man'

Jake Paul, who lost to Fury in February, mocked KSI for not taking his loss ‘like a man’

KSI was livid after his defeat, claiming 'it's a robbery' and hiring a lawyer for his appeal

KSI was livid after his defeat, claiming 'it's a robbery' and hiring a lawyer for his appeal

KSI was livid after his defeat, claiming ‘it’s a robbery’ and hiring a lawyer for his appeal

‘Only thing that got robbed is his hair line,’ Paul posted on X, formerly Twitter. ‘It’s okay KSI me too it’s gonna be okay bubba.

‘I took my loss like a man from the scorecard read and showed the youth how to learn from it and come back to take a W.

‘This 30-year-old man crying for an appeal.’

Paul and Conor McGregor are thought to be in the running to be KSI’s next opponent after the first defeat of his career.  

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