KSI is back in a boxing ring at London’s O2 Arena tonight as he looks to pull off a remarkable feat by winning two fights on the same card. All eyes will be fixed on the YouTube star and musician as he first takes on fellow rapper Swarmz, who stepped up at late notice after a concussion sustained by original opponent Alex Wassabi.
KSI will then do battle with a professional boxer in the shape of Luis Alcaraz Pineda, the Mexican with a 2-5 record from his opening seven fights. Both bouts are being staged at cruiserweight and will be limited to three rounds apiece, with KSI looking to make an emphatic statement in front of a sold-out O2 Arena and hometown London crowd.
He has not fought since outpointing Logan Paul on his professional debut in Los Angeles in November 2019, having previously drawn with the same opponent and beat Joe Weller on his introduction to the sweet science. KSI is targeting massive fights against the likes of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury in future as his war of words continues with the former.
Saturday’s DAZN: X Series event includes several other crossover fights, including KSI’s brother Deji, who takes on American YouTuber Fousey.