British phenomenon KSI and American YouTube sensation Alex Wassabi will headline a blockbuster boxing event at The O2 on Saturday 27th August.
Promoted by Misfits Boxing, these spectacular fight nights will bring boxing fans all around the world the premium and professional live sports action guaranteed with DAZN alongside a supercharged production fit for the stars and icons of the entertainment world and beyond.
The rest of the evening will feature additional thrilling matchups between other social media superstars. Further bouts will be announced in due course, and future events in the series for this year and beyond unveiled in the weeks and months to come.
With over 50 million followers across his social media platforms, a number 1 hit album, multiple BRIT Award nominations and an unbeaten record in the ring, KSI is one of the world’s most recognisable faces. His record-breaking foray into boxing commanded global attention when he fought fellow social media megastar Logan Paul live on DAZN in 2019.
With over 18 million followers and 4.5 billion views, Alex Wassabi is one of the most recognized Filipino American content creators of the past 16 years. While Alex originally set out to bring laughter and joy to millions of viewers through his sketch comedy skits, his focus now is firmly on boxing with his first victory coming in March, beating KSI’s younger brother Deji. Alex’s goal is to prove that through discipline, hard work and the love of competition – anything is possible.
KSI, CEO of Misfits Boxing, said “I’m back. After almost 3 years, I have returned to take over once again. First on the list is Alex Wassabi. The one who I’ve laughed at many times on my YouTube channel. The one that thinks he will destroy me at his weight. The one who defeated my brother. I’m here to avenge him (Deji) and show the world why I am a force to be reckoned with. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”
Alex Wassabi commented “I came to the UK last March and beat one Olatunji brother and now I’m coming back to finish off the other one all in the same year. Big Deji has no idea what he’s gotten himself into. While he’s been making music, I’ve been in the gym with one thing on my mind, Victory. 2-0 on the way.”