JAKE PAUL said KSI is ‘next up on the list’ of opponents after his fight with Tommy Fury – but claimed his YouTube rival is ‘scared’.
Paul faces Fury, brother to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, on December 18 in Miami, which was exclusively revealed by SunSport.
But the social media sensation is already thinking in the future, and called out KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – as his last British rival.
Paul, 24, said on his YouTube channel: “I’ve taken everyone out from the UK. Deji, Joe Weller, Gib, KSI’s scared – he’s really next up on the list.
“And we see how they are in fights, all of them have cracked, all of them have lost, once they get on the big stage with me, he’s gonna crack.”
Paul first started boxing in August 2018 and beat KSI’s brother Deji in an exhibition bout.
He then won his professional debut against ‘AnEsonGib’ in 2020, one year after filming a sparring session with Weller.
KSI, 28, meanwhile, has twice boxed Paul’s older brother Logan, 26, drawing the first before winning their rematch a year later in November 2019.
He won by scrappy-split decision but has not returned to the ring yet, while Paul has since improved to 4-0 ahead of his return against Fury, 22.
Pro boxer Viddal Riley, who is 4-0 himself and competed in the youth Olympics as an amateur, helped train KSI in both fights against Logan.
But Paul believes he can beat Riley himself, as he once again took another shot at KSI.
He said: “I would beat Viddal, that’s the level that this has gotten to.
“It used to be Viddal is training KSI to come and beat me, but that guy’s scared, I believe I am better than Viddal, 110 per cent.
“People will go, ‘Haha, this kid’s crazy, oh my god’ – after I beat Tommy? Who knows, look I have nothing but respect for Viddal.
“I think he’s a dope guy, we squashed our beef, I’m not talking s***, I just personally think I’m better. He’s great, I just think I’m better.
“F*** KSI at this point, right? Might as well make that fight happen. After I beat Tommy, he’ll be the only one from the UK left.”