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KSI could still have Tommy Fury result overturned despite losing appeal after 'judging error', here's how

Rory O'Callaghan

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KSI could still have Tommy Fury result overturned despite losing appeal after 'judging error', here's how

KSI's controversial defeat to Tommy Fury could yet be overturned despite the YouTuber-turned-boxer failing with an initial appeal.

KSI and Fury went head-to-head at the AO Arena in Manchester on October 14 in a huge event, which also saw Logan Paul fight Dillon Danis.

Both bouts ended in controversial circumstances. Danis' sparked a huge brawl after attempting an MMA move on Paul late in their fight, while there was fierce debate over who deserved to win out of KSI and Fury after a closely-contested bout.

Despite receiving a point deduction for punching KSI in the back of the head in round two, Fury took the win on the judges' scorecards.

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Two judges ruled in favour of Fury with 57-56, while Rafael Ramos scored the fight 57-57.

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This was until an error was spotted on Ramos' scorecard, which was later changed to 57-56 - meaning Fury should have technically won by unanimous decision.

KSI reacted with astonishment to the original scores, claiming he had been "robbed" in his post-fight interview in the ring.

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He went on to confirm his intention to appeal the decision, his first defeat in professional boxing.

"The amount of times he hit me in the back of the head. So many times. And the referee only took one point? He kept doing it over and over," added KSI.

"I'm sorry, it's outrageous. We're going to appeal, I want to appeal. I felt like I won that."

The appeal has not gone in KSI’s favour, however, with an independent review panel upholding the original result.

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Tommy Fury beat KSI on points in Manchester (Image: Getty)
Tommy Fury beat KSI on points in Manchester (Image: Getty)

The Professional Boxing Association has released a statement on Friday, which 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."

KSI's team have already announced they will launch a second appeal in an effort to get the result overturned.

"We will now move to the second of three possible stages of the appeal, as we continue to fight to have the decision of the bout rightly overturned," read a statement from KSI's team (via Happy Punch).

Featured Image Credit: Getty & YouTube/KSI

Topics: Boxing, Tommy Fury, KSI

Rory O'Callaghan
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