Here’s everything you need to know about the huge YouTube boxing event…
YouTuber and rapper KSI will return to the ring on August 27 against American rival Wassabi in a heated grudge match, along with a slew of other social media celebrities.
KSI will fight Alex Wassabi in London later this summer, ending a nearly three-year absence in the ring.
Since his last fight, the YouTube sensation has been focusing on his chart-topping rap career rather than boxing, releasing two major-selling albums.
After a vicious stoppage of Joe Weller in his February 2018 debut, he has yet to lose in three fights, including two thrillers with Logan Paul.
Now he’s back in action against the valiant American Wassabi, who only recently made his fighting debut against the Brit’s younger brother Deji.
The pair have had a hard rivalry dating back to KSI’s early boxing appearances, which only heated up when Wassabi crushed Deji earlier this year at the OVO Arena Wembley.
The event will also include many major social media celebrities, including the return of Deji in his fourth attempt to win a boxing match.
In a featured bout, he will face American Yusef ‘Fousey’ Erakat, while rapper Blueface will face Faze Clan co-owner Thomas ‘Temperrr’ Oliveira.
When does KSI take on Alex Wassabi?
KSI will make his boxing comeback on August 27 at London’s O2 Arena. Wassabi’s win over Deji was a sub-novice amateur bout, while the KSI has competed as a professional before.
The pair is expected to fight without headgear, most likely in a fight that, if not professional, will look like one. It’s unclear what rules will be imposed on future fights.
What time will KSI vs Alex Wassabi begin?
The event will be held in the UK, which is fantastic news for KSI fans who had to stay up late to watch his rematch with Paul.
The main event ring walks are expected to begin around 9.30 pm or 10 pm, though no running order has been confirmed.
It is assumed that there will be five or six main card fights, as well as a prelim fight or two, for a total of eight bouts. The rules will be revealed at a later date.
How to Watch on TV and Stream Live?
The fight will be broadcast live on DAZN around the world but will be a pay-per-view event for fans in the United Kingdom, America, and Canada.
Since launching in December 2020, the broadcaster has yet to debut its PPV offering in the UK, but it began rolling it out in America in May for Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol.
Where to buy KSI vs. Alex Wassabi tickets?
The O2′s official website has ticketing information for the in-person event. Sales are not yet available, but fans can bookmark the site to be notified when they become available.