The two YouTubers have an upcoming rematch on 9 November and have traded a war of words online and face to face for over a year.
Paul and KSI met in the ring last year at the Manchester Arena, fighting to a majority draw in the amateur ranks.
Speaking at a press conference in London, Paul hit out at KSI by commenting on his sex life.
“I might kill this man. JJ is on his fifth abortion, his fifth.
“Five babies – dead. I might return the favour and kill you.”
Paul’s comments sparked a large amount of backlash online, with pro-choice advocates blasting him and describing them as ‘horrific’.
The 24-year-old, speaking in a YouTube video on his channel, has responded in an attempt to clarify his comments.
“The circumstance I’m about to describe is one of the most interesting phenomenons I’ve ever seen online.
“I was very harsh in what appeared to be my condemnation of JJ’s choice to have five abortions.
“I said something distasteful and insensitive, I think I said something like ‘I’m going to kill you bro and end you the way you did to the babies’. In fact, it left a bad taste in my mouth.
“My rebuttal for that would be that in the context for a fight where you have two guys who are literally trying to kill each other in a ring, this fell into the category of ‘fight talk’, which can get pretty toxic. This definitely comes into that category.
“This went semi-viral on Twitter, it might be an attempt to cancel me again and I oddly enough understood it because I said it in a chauvinistic, hasty way because I was triggered and I hit the red button.
“The point I tried to make, as a pro-choice guy I’m wondering at what point does JJ’s blatantly irresponsible sexual life cross the line, because he’s using abortion as a means of contraception.”
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