With fight night right around the corner, KSI faced off against his boxing opponents Swarmz and Ivan Nikolov in a press conference.
The YouTuber was originally scheduled to make his highly-anticipated return to the ring to go against Alex Wassabi in an attempt to avenge his brother Deji. However, Wassabi was forced to pull out with weeks to go after suffering a concussion in training.
KSI will now take on 25-year-old Swarmz who has never fought in the ring before, and has previously collaborated with KSI on 2020’s “Houdini”, as well as professional boxer Ivan Nikolov on the same night.
The fight – due to take place at the O2 Arena on August 27 – will mark the launch of the partnership between DAZN and KSI’s Misfits Boxing, which will be assisted by his manager Mams Taylor as well as the Sauerland Brothers and Wasserman Boxing.
The boxing veterans are looking to attract a new audience to their brand and view social media stars as a key part of that journey.