KSI urged fans to enjoy his boxing career while it lasts – as it could soon be coming to an end.
The YouTube, rap and crossover fight star has emerged as a leader in the new era of influencer boxing alongside Jake Paul.
And it’s a long-awaited grudge match against his American rival, which he believes will ultimately end his career in the ring.
KSI – who returns against Dillon Danis on January 14 – admitted he will retire once he fights Paul.
He said on his YouTube channel: “I found out you guys won’t be happy until I fight Jake Paul.
“That’s why I don’t see the zeal that you want me to fight Jake Paul so quickly.
“I said I will fight him in 2023, the only reason I returned to the boxing scene is to fight and beat Jake Paul.
“So I don’t really understand why people complain about the people I fight.
“Why don’t we just enjoy the trip? Enjoy the ride because ladies and gentlemen, once I fight Jake Paul, I’m done.
“I don’t box anymore, I would have consolidated my legacy and then I’ll hang up the gloves forever. So why rush this?”
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KSI, 29, defeated Paul’s brother Logan, 27, in their 2019 rematch after drawing in an exhibition match the year before.
He then took three years off, but made up for lost time in August by winning TWICE in one night.
KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – beat rapper Swarmz, 25, and so-called professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23.
Meanwhile, Paul, 25, is the more accomplished boxer of the pair, who has currently beat UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, 6-0.