\u201cKSI opponent Ivan Nikolov, has previously been accused of being racist. One of his previous opponents said, \n\n\u201cWhen I saw his tattoos, some of them racist in nature [neo-nazi], I wanted to hurt him.\n\nalso, in this picture, does it say \u201cwhite power\u201d?. @KSI KO him \ud83d\ude4f\u201d
— Lord Ron \ud83e\udd80 (@Lord Ron \ud83e\udd80)
\u201cKSI should NOT get rid of Ivan Nikolov.\n\n All KSI has to do is say \n\n"Yeah, I knew he was a Neo Nazi... and that's why I'm gonna kick the shit out of him."\n\nThat'll sell even more tickets.\u201d
Nikolov has since responded and claimed that the words were not related to racist beliefs.
He wrote that the tattoo “has absolutely no relevance to an outdated opinion and simply refers to my own belief in my strength and power as an athlete.”
“I have no criminal record, or involvement with the police, regarding any racial issues,” he said. “I now understand how the tattoo can be misinterpreted, but I passionately distance myself from any other meaning it may have other than representing my force as a competitor.”
KSI hasn’t responded to the tattoos online so far – perhaps he is waiting to do his talking in the ring.
The 29-year-old is undefeated in his two boxing matches to date which both took place against Logan Paul.
Their first fight ended in a draw, and then KSI got the better of Paul after a split decision victory in their second fight.
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