MUHSIN CASON has one eye on Misfits Boxing’s $1million winner-take-all professional tournament to mark a stunning career turnaround.
The cruiserweight makes his return on Sunday in Saudi Arabia against Taryel Jafarov on the undercard of Jake Paul’s grudge match with Tommy Fury.
But he has also been linked with a move to Misfits, the crossover boxing promotion set up by YouTuber-turned fighter KSI.
KSI’s manager Mams Taylor – co-founder of Misfits – has announced a future eight-man tournament with pro fighters only.
With the cash prize set at $1m, Cason has opened the door to a move into the crossover boxing scene.
He told SunSport: “Me being, I guess, an 'influencer' – I know that realm, but I’m also a boxer first.
“That’s the reason I became an influencer. I watched Jake and KSI build up their platform to the point where they made millions from their pro debut.
“I made $500 for my pro debut, so I’m like, ‘You know what? I need to be like them.’ So that’s the reason why I became an influencer.
“But yeah, I would love to be on Misfits, I like Mams Taylor, he’s a really good dude.”
Cason, who has over 100,000 Instagram followers, is the younger brother to heavyweight legend Hasim Rahman.
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And he regularly posts skits on his social media, which has seen him gain attention from fans of the YouTube boxing scene.
Cason has also feuded online with unbeaten boxer Idris Virgo – who starred on Love Island in 2018.
He said: “Misfits is entertaining, I would love to be on the card but I would love to fight a real professional on Misfits.
“I’ve been toying around with this punk named Idris Virgo. He’s been a real bully towards the Misfits roster.
“And I really don’t like it because they’re YouTube boxers, they’re not real boxers and this guy is trying to come into a scene where he knows he has an advantage.I really don’t like it.”
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