Jake Paul has called out KSI as "scared" to fight him and claimed the British YouTuber's storylines "don't add up."
The two internet personalities were due to meet in a blockbuster bout later this year after KSI beat Jake's brother Logan in 2019.
But KSI – whose real name is Olajide William Olatunji – has claimed he has been unable to train due to lockdown restrictions and has instead chosen to focus on his music.
It means a potential match-up is now in doubt, but American star Jake, 24, doesn't think his opponent is telling the truth.
In an interview with SunSport, he took aim at the British rapper and claimed that his excuses 'don't add up.'
He said: "We're starting to realise, you know, that KSI doesn't want this fight.
"After he beat my brother, he said he wanted to do the fight but he was like hey, fight my friend first, fight my friend.
"OK, I fight Gib, I knock him out in the first round. So after that, the fight was perfectly set up.
"But then KSI says, 'Oh, I'm focusing on my music right now. I don't know if I could fight'.
"But KSI’s music isn't doing anything worthy at all unless he has a feature on the track.
"He's never dropped a single where he is by himself that's done well at all. And he's not making money from the music space.
"Because where you make money in music is touring.
"But you can't tour because of Covid but then, you know he is blaming not being able to train on Covid.
"But meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is from the UK. And he's training and fighting people. So just like his storylines don't add up."
However, KSI, 27, has only fought in exhibition bouts so far and does not hold a British Boxing Board of Control license.
That means he is not classed as an elite sportsperson and is unable to train and compete in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
Jake doubts whether a fight will ever happen between the pair and accused KSI of being 'scared' to come to the ring.
"He's not giving the fans what they want. Because that's the fight that everyone wants to see. He wants to be the A side of the fight.
"And he kept on talking about how I want to be a side I want to be a side and he wants to do it in London and blah, blah, blah, blah, cool.
"OK, so we could do it wherever you want. You could be the A side. It doesn't matter to me. Let's just get the fight done.
"But the longer that he waits to fight me, the more asks will be in it's going to be fortunately for him, but I just don't think the fights gonna happen.
"I said it before I fought Gib. And I'm saying and now he's just scared and I think people are starting to realise it."
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