Wayne Rooney contacts Olajide Olatunji over potential boxing bout

Olajide Olatunji, also known as KSI, has sparked discussions after revealing that he would consider fighting Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney under certain conditions.

In a recent episode of the Sidemen podcast, Olajide Olatunji disclosed that Rooney had reached out to him early one morning with an offer to box each other and potentially “generate a lot of money.”

Rooney, who has been unemployed since his dismissal as head coach of Birmingham City in January, reportedly had discussions with the promoter responsible for organizing the Logan Paul and KSI boxing match.

Despite his former career as a professional footballer, Rooney has a passion for boxing and has even participated in amateur bouts in the past.

It’s worth noting that Rooney was managing DC United at the time he sent the text, which may have influenced the perception of when it was received due to time zone differences.

However, in a recent episode of The Overlap podcast featuring notable figures such as Jill Scott, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, and Roy Keane, Rooney expressed his focus on returning to management.

The viral video of KSI discussing the potential fight with Rooney has ignited speculation about what might happen next.

Recall that KSI famously defeated Joe Fournier via knockout at the London OVO Arena Wembley, in May 2023

The 29-year-old former YouTuber turned boxer earned what was his second victory of 2023 after defeating FaZe Temper in January.

He now eyes a ‘celebrity bout’ with former Manchester United star, Wayne Rooney with ‘generating a lot of money’ the major aim.

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