The aftermath of the KSI vs. Tommy Fury showdown continues to stir controversy as fans closely analyze the fight’s footage. This highly anticipated match unfolded at Manchester’s AO arena, where Tommy Fury emerged victorious, leaving KSI disappointed and angry. The match, viewed by thousands of fans, was indeed a spectacle.
KSI (full name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji) goes by the nickname ‘The Nightmare’ in the ring, raised concerns about Fury’s actions during the first round, particularly head strikes. However, what has kept fans talking long after the final bell are allegations that KSI himself may have engaged in foul play.
KSI had a point deducted for a controversial jab to the back of his head during the first round, a move that clearly frustrated him. He voiced his concerns regarding this incident, believing it may have contributed to his defeat. While he may have expected his grievance to shift the spotlight towards Fury’s actions, the exact opposite occurred as fans began scrutinizing KSI’s conduct during the match.
With video footage readily available, fans dissected each move, including those they believed might be questionable. While the referee did respond to the illegal jab, fans were quick to spot instances where KSI may have engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct himself.
The Rabbit Punch Debate
The central focus of this debate revolves around the ‘rabbit punches’ (a chopping move with the edge of the hand to the back of the neck)—that KSI allegedly delivered throughout the fight frequently and deliberately, including during round one.
Subsequent video footage from the second round showed KSI delivering several powerful blows to the back of Fury’s head. Fans claim that these rabbit punches were a constant feature of the match. Fans have argued that KSI’s actions warranted disqualification or, at the very least, stronger intervention from the referee. He’d better take more care next time he enters the ring.