YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI has teed off on Dillon Danis after he refused to show up to their pre-fight press conference.
The two rival have been going back-and-forth for what seems like months now – both in person and online.
And it seems they're finally on the brink of settling their differences with the pair set to meet inside the ring on January 14 in London, England.
But a month out from the bout, Danis was a no show at the official press conference, reportedly coming down with influenza.
Nonetheless, the event went on in Danis' absence with KSI forced to face the media alone.
That said, it gave him a good opportunity to rip into his rival, claiming he is clearly already ’ nightmares already.
“Yo, what’s up it’s your boy KSI. Thank you everyone for coming. In terms of Dillon Danis not being here at the moment, I think it’s quite disappointing, disrespectful to me and everyone here who was expecting him to show up. But, it’s not something I haven’t seen before. Same thing happened with Alex Wassabi, we were meant to fight and he obviously flaked. Maybe it’s my presence. Maybe it’s just me in general, like I’m just so much of a scary guy. I can understand that I’m a person that’s very disciplined, I’m very focused. You look at my resume, I don’t lose too many times. So, for Dillon that’s probably seeping in,” KSI told reporters.
“Yeah, I know he’s undefeated himself, but I think looking at me in the eyes, even when we saw each other in Texas, it was all a facade. He had to pretend that he’s bigger and stronger than he actually is. It kind of shows. Him not being here shows how little he really is, how small his mindset really is. He says I’m not a real fighter, but I’m always here. I’m always ready. And he, as someone who calls himself a real fighter, has not made the plane trip to see me and then has not made even the Zoom call to see me. He is terrified of me. He is petrified of me.”
In rather bizarre scenes, KSI faced off with 'no one', with the promoter instructing the YouTuber to turn his body and stare into the distance as if Danis was standing opposite him.
Once the press conference had aired, it didn't take too long for Danis to issue a response.
He tweeted: "F**k your press conference KSI, the king does what he wants. Jan 14th I’m gonna dance on your head live on DAZN."
KSI made his amateur boxing debut in 2018, securing TKO victory over fellow YouTuber Joe Weller.
He then fought Logan Paul to twice, beating him the second time following their initial draw.
The popular YouTuber recently returned to the ring, taking on two fighters on the same night, beating both Swarmz and Luis Pineda by knockout.
As for Danis, he boasts a 2-0 record in MMA and is currently contracted with Bellator.
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