YouTube star ASI returns to the ring on Saturday fighting boxer and businessman Joe Fournier at Wembley Arena.
KSI (real name Olajide Olatunji) has faced Logan Paul twice in the past and most recently fought gamer FaZe Temperrr, which he won by knockout in January. His rematch with Paul – a win after the first draw – is the only pro fight of his career. The rest were exhibitions.
Meanwhile, his compatriot Fournier has a 9-0 professional record and lost an exhibition match with former world champion David Haye on points in 2021. The 40-year-old started his career in the fitness industry before moving into the nightclub business.
The 29-year-old KSI meets his most credible opponent by far in another exhibition match this weekend. Here you will find everything you need to know.
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When is it?
The event will take place on Saturday 13th May at Wembley Arena in London.
The main card is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. BST (11:15 a.m. PT, 1:15 p.m. CT, 2:15 p.m. ET), with the main event at around 9:40 p.m. BST (1:40 p.m. PT, 3:40 p.m CT, 4:40 p.m. ET) is due.
how can i see it
The event will be available at dazn Pay-per-view, price £19 for existing subscribers. New customers can also purchase the event for £19 while also getting access to the streaming platform for a month.
How much do the fighters earn?
No earnings have been announced for this fight yet According to Draft Kings, KSI reportedly earned around $1 million last August when he defeated Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda the same evening. It’s likely he’ll earn a similar amount for his fight with Fournier, whose prize pool – based on recent KSI opponents’ prize money – could be around $400,000.
Full map (subject to change)
KSI vs. Joe Fournier
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Who is KSI fighting next?
KSI’s next fight isn’t scheduled yet, but he’s been talking to Jake Paul for a while in hopes of arranging a fight.
KSI fought Logan Paul, Jake’s older brother, to a tie in an amateur bout in 2018 before defeating the American in a professional rematch a year later.
Logan Paul fought boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout in 2021, while Jake has been far more active – winning 6-1 as a pro after stopping KSI’s brother Deji in his amateur debut in 2018.
Last time out, in February, 26-year-old Paul suffered his first defeat, a points loss to Tommy Fury. The YouTube star will now box former UFC fighter Nate Diaz in August.
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