The celebrity boxing era still appears to be going strong and while many wish that wasn’t the case, it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. From YouTubers to pro athletes and beyond, the masses continue to be interested in seeing these guys and girls go at it.
In many ways, the last four or five years stemmed from the British YouTube scene, with KSI being at the forefront of the movement.
Off the back of his channel’s success and his own work in the boxing field, KSI has gone on to become a successful music artist to go alongside his strong business ventures.
The 29-year-old hasn’t been in the ring for almost three years but now, it’s been confirmed that he’ll be stepping back into the squared circle on August 27 when he meets Alex Wassabi at the O2 Arena in London.
“I can’t wait to repeatedly punch the man I’ve had beef with for years, the man I’ve laughed at for years, the man that beat my brother, the man that has signed his death wish as soon as we enter the ring. I’m a different animal & you will realise that fact on August 27th.”
As noted by the man himself, Wassabi was able to defeat KSI’s younger brother Deji in a bout that took place earlier this year.
The boxing pedigree
After defeating Joe Weller in a grudge match to kickstart his boxing career, KSI went on to take part in a two-fight series with Logan Paul – a man he’s now close friends with.
A majority draw in 2018 was followed up by a rematch in November 2019 that went down in Los Angeles, California.
Many felt as if Paul would simply be too strong for the Brit but in the end, ‘The Nightmare’ sealed a somewhat surprising split decision triumph to ensure he walked away with the bragging rights.
He may not need to put on a pair of gloves again, but he clearly still has the passion required to compete.