KSI will finally return to the boxing ring which has been long awaited this month but has a new opponent for the fight.
YouTuber, rapper and boxer 1-0 will return to the sport for the first time since his victory over Logan Paul in 2019.
KSI will be 29 when he steps into the ring again, more than four years since his first white-collar contest against Joe Weller that sparked the social media boxing phenonium.
His second bout later that year was an amateur draw with Logan going six rounds.
When they met again in their rematch, the pair agreed to step up to the professional ranks.
KSI won this fight by split decision in America and haven’t boxed since.
He was due to face Alex Wassabi later this month but he had to step down due to a concussion and now rapper Swarmz has stepped in.
KSI vs Swarmz: Dates and how to follow
The event will take place on Saturday, 27 August, at 02 Arena in London.
The Spanish version of the DAZN website has revealed that KSI has signed a new broadcast partnership deal with them.
DAZN costs £7.99 for a UK subscription, but the streaming service will likely add a pay-per-view arm to their model this year.
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KSI vs Swarmz: What has been said?
KSI has vowed to disappear in shame and ‘probably wipe it all out’ if he loses to a stand-alone opponent, Swarmz.
The Englishman said: “Imagine if I lost to Swarmz, to be honest I would probably wipe it all out.
“I’m leaving. See you later, I’m leaving Sidemen. I’m going to sell my shares and I’m desperate. You’ll never see my face again.”
KSI insists he plans to take on fellow social media sensation turned boxer Jack Paul next year when he believes he will be back to his best.
“I haven’t fought for three years, this should be a warm-up fight. No one cares who I fight with because I will beat them.
“As I said before whether it’s Alex or Swarmz, I fight so I can get rid of the cobwebs and get back on the boxing scene.
“After Swarmz, do you think I’ll just fight anyone? Of course not, I’ll level up.
“There’s a long-term goal in all of this, not just beating Jake Paul. It’s about creating a YouTube boxing event that everyone is excited about.”
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