TOMMY FURY revealed he is “looking forward” to fighting KSI – and blasted the “delusional” YouTuber for saying he could beat him.
But those plans look to have faced the KO after Paul was beaten by Fury in February by split-decision in Saudi Arabia.
KSI has since revealed he now wants to instead face Fury and finish what Paul started.
He tweeted: “I’d much rather fight and beat Tommy Fury so I can ruin Jake Paul’s legacy.”
But a shocked Fury, 24, responded: “Wait. Beat who?”
To which KSI, 29, bluntly fired back: “Beat you. Can you not read?”
And Fury replied: “Just as delusional as Jake. I’m looking forward to this one.”
Paul, 26, snubbed a Fury rematch or talks with KSI to instead return on August 5 in Texas against 38-year-old ex-UFC star Nate Diaz.
So KSI will refuse to wait around for Paul and instead try to one-up his arch enemy by beating Fury.
He told SunSport: “I want Tommy Fury, simple as that. I’m not going to waste my time with Jake Paul.
“He wants to fight Nate Diaz, an MMA fighter who isn’t known for his boxing; black belt in jujitsu, blah, blah, blah.
“Maybe in the UFC ring it would be a bit more entertaining, in the MMA ring yeah, but in the boxing ring everyone just knows Jake is going to win that.
“I’m not just going to waste my time, I’m going to go straight for Tommy and do what Jake Paul couldn’t.”
KSI returns on Saturday at Wembley Arena against millionaire nightclub tycoon-turned 9-0 boxer Joe Fournier, 40.
But in the background, his promoter Kalle Sauerland revealed ongoing negotiations with Fury and his dad John.
Although Paul spoke out at the Miami Grand Prix to claim he WILL rematch Fury down the line.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s going to happen, it’s going to happen for sure.
“I think it was a great fight, it was entertaining, it was the biggest pay-per-view buys in boxing for the last two years so I think we have to run it back.
“Tommy is down and I’m excited for that.”