KSI’S NEW BOXING OPPONENT RESPONDS TO BACKLASH OVER “WHITE POWER” TATTOO

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KSI’S NEW BOXING OPPONENT RESPONDS TO BACKLASH OVER “WHITE POWER” TATTOO

WHAT HAPPENED?

KSI announced he would be taking two fights when he returns to boxing on August 27 — but his new opponent is coming under fire for having a tattoo that says “white power.”

Viewers criticized Nikolov’s tattoo on social media, prompting the middleweight fighter to publish a statement on social media in response to the issue.

In his reply, Nikolov argued that the tattoo “has absolutely no relevance to an outdated opinion and simply refers to my own belief in my strength and power as an athlete.”

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I have no criminal record, or involvement with the police, regarding any racial issues,” he added. “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.

For now, it looks as though KSI vs Nikolov is still set to go at the end of the month until further information is released.

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