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Harry Davies

Joe Fournier claims he broke six ribs of his last opponent before KSI fight

KSI's next opponent Joe Fournier has claimed he broke six of Reykon's ribs when the pair fought two years ago.

'Boxing billionaire' Fournier, 40, is KSI's latest challenger as the pair meet at Misfits Boxing 7 on May 13. Fournier is unbeaten in nine professional fights with most of his wins coming on the regional circuit in the Dominican Republic. Despite being beaten by former two-weight world champion David Haye in his last fight, Fournier made easy work of Reykon in April 2021 as he stopped the Colombian singer in the second round.

Whilst issuing a warning to KSI, Fournier said : "Tell him I said he's got fake abs. Let's see that tremendous shape when he gets ripped to the body. Let's see how those abs hold up, they are men's health abs they aren't real abs. His abs are not going to do anything. They are not taking these punches, trust me. Reykon walked out of the ring after I fought him with six broken ribs and hasn't spoken to me since."

"I want him to cry on TV in a boxing match, cry of pain. I don't want to just comatose him unconscious straight away, I want him to really feel the pain. I want him to really feel like 'Ouch, that hurt.' Those little 10oz gloves, if you know how to use them. If he's going to make me diet down to 180lb and ruin my fun time in Miami, he's just releasing the beast.

Fournier has lived up to his nickname by offering to buy's KSI Misfits Boxing promotion for £10million before they fight each other. The 40-year-old has never fought any world-class competition in his boxing career but claims to have never been dropped by the likes of Chris Eubank Jr and James DeGale in sparring.

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"I've never been dropped ever, even in sparring. There was a little slip in the David Haye fight that wasn't a knockdown. I've been buzzed a few times by some big hitters, I sparred with Chris Eubank Jr before his world title fight. I sparred James DeGale before he fought [Lucian] Bute. I've been in the ring with some reputable world-level guys and never been buzzed to a point where I had to stop fighting.

"That's why I don't believe that KSI can hurt me. I believe I will be on the offensive and I want to break him down but take my time with it. You know when it's your final meal on death row, you want to enjoy every little bit and lick your fingers after it. That's how I want to feel when I get out of the ring. I think he'll quit and look at me from his stool, feeling the pain."

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