KSI and Joe Weller nearly got into a fight after the latter stormed his rival’s weigh-in.
A video of KSI almost attacking Joe Weller went viral on social media. But what is the enmity between them?
Here is everything you need to know.
KSI and Joe Weller nearly exchanged blows after their recent encounter
KSI is preparing for his fight with Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda in their next boxing match which will take place on August 27.
However, KSI scaled up to around 190 pounds after his weigh-ins for both of his fights on Saturday night.
He then went on to speak to broadcaster DAZN, but as he did so he noticed Joe Weller standing in the crowd. Regardless, he called out to him during his interview.
KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji mentioned: ‘Why is this man… why are you standing like this?’
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At that moment, Weller ran towards KSI most likely to attack him. However, he was prevented by security guards.
Regardless, KSI continued to address him saying, ‘Why is he doing that… f**k? Joe Weller, man, I don’t care if it sucks. He has always hated me.
He added: ‘I’ve knocked him out once and I’ll knock him out again. Why is he at this event? Why was it accepted?
What is the feud between KSI and Joe Weller?
KSI and Joe Weller’s relationship reportedly goes back a long way. The two are believed to have hit it off when they met and became good friends. However, they had consequences that made them rivals.
Initially, rumors began to surface claiming that their friendship was broken due to a girl. However, Weller denied these speculations during his appearance on the Happy Hour Podcast.
Furthermore, the duo decided to take their rivalry to a boxing match in 2018. The two met in February 2018 at the Copper Box Arena in London.
However, the third round was stopped at 1 minute and 30 seconds and KSI emerged victorious in their match.
After the fight, KSI said, ‘I talked the talk and walked the path motherfucker.’ Come to think of it, Joe, you’re a lot tougher, a lot tougher than I thought. Fair play, respect for you for stepping into the ring and giving me a hard fight, bro.
Meanwhile, Weller replied: ‘Obviously I’m devastated. I thought we did our best to beat JJ, but he prevailed. Those hits, they stun you. 100% respect, put to work, and that power is lethal.