Tommy Fury vowed to put an end to YouTube boxing against KSI but he did nothing of the sort as he won an ugly majority decision in the six-round main event of Misfits’ X Series in Manchester.
In the co-main event, Logan Paul dominated a listless Dillon Danis for six rounds and ended up winning by disqualification when Danis tried to choke Paul in the final seconds.
It was an incredible event with high energy but it was marred by an almost unwatchable main event and a co-main event where only one of the combatants was interested in winning.
Fury and KSI both promised to knock each other out in the dramatic build up to the fight but neither landed much of anything over the course of six rounds. KSI was content on repeating the same leaping right hand and Fury — the one who is a professional boxer — was unable to figure out how to counter the strategy.
The fight ended up being an ugly exhibition as there was far more clinching than punches landed. The only real drama was when Fury was docked a point in the second round for punching KSI behind the head.
For all the goodwill that Fury built up by defeating Jake Paul earlier this year, his boxing pedigree goes back into question by being unable to find the mark against KSI. It wasn’t a robbery as KSI proclaimed it was, but the fight was close due to neither fighter landing anything of substance.
One scorecard had it even at 57-57 while the other two judges saw it in favor of Fury with scores of 57-56. There is some potential for a rematch but public interest won’t be nearly as high with such a poor exhibition of skill between the fighters.
The co-main event was no better as Dillon Danis refused to engage with Logan Paul despite vowing to knock him out. Danis spent more time fighting online by posting questionable pictures of Paul’s fiancé and getting under his rival’s skin than throwing punches.
Paul pounded at Danis from the outset as the MMA fighter did little more than talk trash and cover up. When he did throw a punch, it was either incredibly awkward or far off the mark.
Paul racked up a big lead heading into the final round as Danis wore the damage on his face. The only thing left to wonder was whether or not Paul would get the knockout.
He wouldn’t. Instead, in the final minute, Danis attempted an MMA takedown that Paul shrugged off and cost Danis a point. When that didn’t work, Danis went for a guillotine choke with seconds left in the fight. Paul shoved him off and attempted to punch Danis as he fell to the canvas.
Security spilled into the ring before things got completely out of hand as Danis threw more punches at the security team than he did at Paul. The embarrassing moment ended up getting Danis disqualified and put an end to a horrid fight.
Paul calmly accepted the victory and announced that he would be returning to the WWE and sought to challenge United States champion Rey Mysterio.
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KSI vs. Tommy Fury live updates, results, highlights
Tommy Fury takes majority decision over KSI in ugly fight
Scores: 57-56, 57-56 & 57-57
7:17 p.m. ET: Well, there you have it. Fury wins a majority decision. It wasn’t pretty and the less said about the fight the better.
Round Six: Fury pumps the jab and tries to put a right hand behind it. More clinching. They break and Fury grazes KSI with a right hand. The crowd is beginning to boo. A minute left and the fight is up for grabs. Both fighters are missing power punches. Big overhand right from KSI and Fury lands a counter left. The fight ends. It may be a coin toss to see who wins.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Fury (57-56 Fury)
Round Five: KIS lands a right hand to open the round and chops Fury with another inside the clinch. Nothing happening but a lot of hugging. KSI continues attempting to land the right hand and falls into a clinch every single time. This is hard to watch. KSI misses an uppercut, Fury misses a combination and the round ends.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 KSI (47-47)
Round Four: Fury starts firing the jab in an attempt to time KSI’s advances. More clinching but Fury is the busier fighter. Fury lands a counter and a short right hand. KSI is still repeating the same leaping right hand. KSI appears to be slowing down as the round comes to a close.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Fury (38-37 Fury)
Round Three: KSI continues with the same right hand and Fury just can’t time it. He’s not throwing it enough though. Big left hand by Fury lands as KSI tries to exit the clinch. Stiff jab from Fury lands. Even more clinching. Big right hand from Fury lands as KSI lands a body shot. Close round.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Fury (28-28)
Round Two: Pair of right hands by Fury as KSI tries to come in with the right hand. Fury lands behind the head again and a point is deducted! KSI lands a hard right hand and the two tie up. A lot of holding between the two. Fury more busy and KSI finding the occasional right hand.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 9-9 (19-18 KSI)
Round One: KSI launches a big right hand that misses. A lot of clinching and in-fighting. Big right hand from KSI lands and the crowd erupts. KSI unorthodox stance has given Fury pause. KSI loading up on that right hand. Fury lands a punch behind the head and KSI is hurt by it. A break in the action as Fury is warned. Fury jabs inside. More clinching. Hard body shot by KSI as the round comes to a close.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 KSI
6:45 p.m. ET: Tommy Fury kept his entrance simple while KSI pulled up in a lime green Lamborghini with UK rap superstar Giggs.
6:34 p.m. ET: It’s time for the main event. Tommy Fury and KSI are on their way to the ring.
Logan Paul beats Dillon Danis by disqualification in bizarre fight
Result: Due to Danis’ antics, the referee disqualified him. The official result is Logan Paul by disqualification.
Round Six: Paul whips a hook into the side of Danis’ head. Paul pounds on Danis with body shots in the corner. Danis shoots for a takedown. Why? Because he’s embarrassed. The referee takes a point away. Danis swings twice and misses. Paul lands a bunch of punches as Danis covers up. Danis tries for a guillotine, Paul shrugs him off and punches him. Security rushes into the ring. Danis is swinging at the security more than he has at Paul. This is awful. Danis should never get another opportunity to fight again. The fight mercifully ends.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-8 Paul (60-53 Danis)
Round Five: Paul picks off Danis with a combination. Danis backs into the corner and Paul pounds on him. Danis tries to throw a punch but Paul isn’t in the vicinity. Danis misses horrible and Paul mocks him. It’s pretty clear that Danis just wants to survive. He throws a big uppercut but Paul is out of the way. Danis continues to talk and eats a right hand.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul (50-45 Paul)
Round Four: Danis opens the round with a pair of right hands that land. Paul lands a combination. Danis isn’t doing anything but complaining about a low blow. Danis throws a couple of punches that miss badly. Paul double jabs and lands a right hand. Danis does nothing.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul (40-36 Paul)
Round Three: Danis tries a backhand and Paul laughs at him. Danis’ face is showing damage. Long jab to the body by Paul and a short uppercut. Another backhand by Danis and then he lays down to invite Paul into his guard. Danis throws a big right hand and misses terribly. More body work from Paul. Straight right hand by Paul. Danis is doing absolutely nothing but wasting our time.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul (30-27 Paul)
Round Two: Paul jabs to the body and goes upstairs. Danis isn’t doing anything but letting Paul throw punches. The crowd is booing because Danis isn’t doing anything. More combinations from Paul and Danis tries to swat with his right hand. Paul lands a left hand and Danis is wobbles. Paul is pounding on Danis as he smiles and covers up. He’s hurt and Paul rumbles forward with more punishment until the bell sounds.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul (20-18 Paul)
Round One: Logan Paul tells Danis that he forgives him before the fight starts. Paul begins jabbing and goes to the body. They clinch and there’s a lot of in fighting. Left hook from Paul almost lands. Danis is talking to Paul and Paul lands a right hand. Paul continues to pounds on Danis as Danis covers up and laughs. Straight right hand by Paul lands. More clinching. Body head combination from Paul. Hard right hand from Paul lands as the round comes to a close.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul
5:33 p.m. ET: Up next is the co-main event as Logan Paul and Dillon Danis will finally step into the boxing ring. And we’re going with round by round coverage from here on out.
Slim Albaher roars back after slow start and knocks out Salt Papi in the fourth round
5:14 p.m. ET: Whoa. What a comeback! Slim Albaher had an excellent start to the fourth round and badly wobbled Salt Papi with a combinations. As Salt Papi tried to show he wasn’t hurt, Slim nailed him with a three punch combination that rocked him. Salt Papi came on strong but a counter right and left sent Salt Papi to the canvas. With Salt Papi’s legs turning to spaghetti, Slim tore into his opponent with a barrage of punches to get the shocking comeback finish.
5:11 p.m. ET: Midway through the third round it felt like Salt Papi was going to run away with the fight. He was busier and landing the cleaner punches. However, Slim Albaher landed some sharp counters late in the round that showed there was still some life in him. Two rounds left.
5:03 p.m. ET: So far, the slimmer and trimmer Salt Papi has outworked Slim Albaher for the first three minutes. But we have yet to see if the weight loss will affect his power.
4:42 p.m. ET: Up next is Salt Papi vs. Slim Albaher. Backstage, Ariel Helwani interviews Logan Paul and we get a look at the cut he suffered during the brief melee with Dillon Danis a few days ago. He says he won’t be bothered by it and forgives Danis in a moment of zen.
Deen The Great drops Walid Sharks twice, wins unanimous decision
4:35 p.m. ET: Deen The Great showed much improvement and with scores of 49-44, 49-44 & 48-45 took home the decision over his rival. But after such a war, hopefully these two can bury the hatchet and show respect to each other. Afterward, Deen The Great called out Gervonta Davis. Talk about biting off more than you can chew.
4:30 p.m. ET: In a last gasp effort, Sharks rocked Deen The Great with a right hand and had him in trouble with under a minute left. Sharks poured on the punishment but Deen The Great made it to the final bell. It looks like it will be Deen The Great taking a unanimous decision in an entertaining scrap.
4:26 p.m. ET: Heading into the fifth and final round, Deen The Great is destroying Walid Sharks. A brutal right hand sent Sharks mouthpiece flying and as Sharks began to motion to the referee, Deen The Great blasted him with a combination. After recovering his mouthpiece, Deen slammed another counter right hand into Sharks, who somehow remained upright and made it to the final bell. Can Deen finish the fight?
4:18 p.m. ET: A straight right hand from Deen The Great put down Sharks to open the second round. As the round progressed, Deen picked his spots before smashing him with a right hand to put him down at the end of the round. Deen The Great is in total control heading into round three. The end may be near.
4:14 p.m. ET: These two have picked up right where they left off and had an opening round where Sharks immediately cracked Deen with a left hook and popped him repeatedly with straight punches and combinations. Deen did have his moments where he landed a counter right hand.
4:02 p.m. ET: Up next is the rematch between Deen The Great and Walid Sharks. In the first fight, Dean The Great was knocked down three times but pulled himself up from the canvas to score a knockout in a thriller. Can they duplicate the excitement of the first fight?
Anthony Taylor dominates King Kenny in ugly decision win
3:52 p.m. ET: King Kenny didn’t have any answers for Anthony Taylor’s rough and rugged strategy. There were no adjustments as Taylor routinely invaded Kenny’s space and forced him to smother his own punches. He frustrated Kenny to the point where Kenny was docked a point for holding in the fourth round. With the win, Taylor is now the inaugural Misfits Boxing light heavyweight champion. It wasn’t pretty but it got the job done.
3:39 p.m. ET: This one hasn’t been pretty thus far but Taylor’s strategy of bum rushing Kenny and making it ugly appears to be working. Taylor isn’t sharp but his unorthodox style and physicality are giving him the edge through two rounds.
3:20 p.m. ET: Coming up next is the always entertaining Anthony Taylor facing off against King Kenny.
My Mate Nate takes unanimous decision with shutout over Whindersson Nunes
3:18 p.m ET: All three judges decided that Nunes didn’t do enough to win a single round and gave a unanimous decision to My Mate Nate in a total shutout. All scores were 40-36 for the fighter from Thailand.
3:10 p.m. ET: Heading into the final round, Nunes has scored with his excellent work to the body but Nate is busier behind the jab and landing the occasional uppercut. Close fight with one round left. It’s up for grabs.
3:02 p.m. ET: Well, this is a surprise. Nunes and Nate are demonstrating what we’d like to call “actual boxing” as they are using footwork, responsible defense and a sharp jab. It’s only a four round fight but what we’re seeing isn’t sloppy at all. However, Nate is much busier and working behind the jab through the first round.
2:51 p.m. ET: Up next is Whindersson Nunes and his 60 million Instagram followers vs. My Mate Nate. Both of them will be making their Misfits Boxing debut tonight.
Wassabi Lmao and Los Pineda Coladas ends in split draw; no tag team champion crowned
2:48 p.m. ET: Well, that was entertaining. Both teams had their moments but were exhausted by the end of the fourth round. But there are no losers tonight as the judges scored it a split draw with one 39-37 score for Coladas, one 39-37 score for Lmao and a 38-38 score. The tag team titles will remain vacant.
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2:31 p.m. ET: What an insane first round! It started with BDave and NichLmao. BDave tagged in Pineda, was getting the better of NichLmao and then Wassabi was tagged in. Wassabi dropped the lovable loser Pineda, which forced Pineda to tag BDave in. Wassabi was then dropped by BDave. Both fighters tagged out and it was back to Pineda and NichLmao. Bonkers.
2:07 p.m. ET: We are live! The Manchester Arena is already full and alive for a series of fights tonight. We’re going to get things started with tag team action as Wassabi Lmao (Alex Wassabi and NichLmao) takes on Los Pineda Coladas (Luis Alcaraz Pineda & BDave). Are y’all ready for some madness? Let’s do it!
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KSI vs. Tommy Fury results
- Tommy Fury def. KSI via majority decision (57-56, 57-56 & 57-57)
- Logan Paul def. Dillon Danis via 6th round disqualification
- Slim Albaher def. Salt Papi via 4th round TKO (2:54)
- Deen The Great def. Walid Sharks via unanimous decision (49-44, 49-44 & 48-45)
- Anthony Taylor def. King Kenny via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45 & 49-45)
- My Mate Nate def. Whindersson Nunes via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36 & 40-36)
- Wassabi Lmao (Alex Wassabi and NichLmao) vs. Los Pineda Coladas (Luis Alcaraz Pineda & BDave) ends in split draw. (38-38, 39-37 & 37-39)