KSI’s January 14 boxing bout with MMA star Dillon Danis has been cancelled. According to KSI’s manager, Mams Taylor, Danis pulled out of the contest because he is struggling with weight, hasn’t got a coach, and was underprepared for the bout.
Announcing the news to DAZN, he said: “I got a phone call saying that Dillon is pulling out of the fight. The real reason from what they (his team) said to me is that he’s under-prepared, he doesn’t have a coach, and he might be struggling with weight even though there is no rehydration clause.
“He has not been able to find a team that is able to bring him into the fight. Obviously, he’s got some other issues. It’s very sad and unfortunate because he didn’t reciprocate the respect that we had given him. No word from him, he’s clearly embarrassed that he’s in this position.
“Who knows what he is going to come out and say but I’m disappointed because I never thought that for someone that cares as much about his reputation, I didn’t think that this would be something [that would happen] despite many people saying the opposite.”