YouTube star KSI returns to the ring on Saturday, preventing boxer and businessman Joe Fournier on the O2 Arena.
KSI (actual identify Olajide Olatunji) has taken on Logan Paul twice up to now and most lately fought gamer FaZe Temperrr, successful by way of knockout in January. His rematch with Paul – a win that adopted their preliminary draw – is the one skilled bout of his profession, with the remaining having been exhibitions.
Meanwhile, fellow Briton Fournier has a 9-0 skilled file and misplaced an exhibition bout with former world champion David Haye on factors in 2021. The 40-year-old acquired his begin within the health business earlier than transferring into nightclub enterprise.
KSI, 29, is going through his most credible opponent by far this weekend, in one other exhibition struggle, however who’s subsequent for the YouTuber? Here’s all it’s essential know.
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When is KSI vs Fournier?
The occasion will happen on Saturday 13 May on the O2 Arena in London.
The primary card is scheduled to start at 7.15pm BST (11.15am PT, 1.15pm CT, 2.15pm ET), with the principle occasion due at roughly 9.40pm BST (1.40pm PT, 3.40pm CT, 4.40pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The occasion will probably be obtainable on Dazn pay-per-view, priced at £19 for current subscribers. New prospects should purchase the occasion for £19, too, whereas receiving one month’s entry to the streaming platform.
How a lot are the fighters incomes?
No earnings for this struggle have been disclosed, however KSI is alleged by Draft Kings to have made round $1million final August when he beat Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda on the identical evening. He appears more likely to earn an analogous quantity for his struggle with Fournier, whose purse – based mostly on these of KSI’s current opponents – might be round $400,000.
Full card (topic to vary)
KSI vs Joe Fournier
Deji vs Swarmz
Salt Papi vs Anthony Taylor
Tennessee Thresh vs Paigey Cakey
Viruzz vs DK Money
Little Bellsy vs Lil Kymchii
Who is KSI preventing subsequent?
KSI’s subsequent struggle shouldn’t be but scheduled, however for a while he has been exchanging phrases with Jake Paul in hopes of arranging a bout.
KSI fought Logan Paul, Jake’s older brother, to a attract an beginner struggle in 2018, earlier than outpointing the American in an expert rematch a yr later.
Logan Paul went on to struggle boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition contest in 2021, whereas Jake has been far more energetic – going 6-1 as a professional after stopping KSI’s brother Deji in his beginner debut in 2018.
Last day trip, in February, 26-year-old Paul suffered his first loss, a factors defeat by Tommy Fury. The YouTube star is now set to field ex-UFC fighter Nate Diaz in August.
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