After a few years away from the boxing ring, KSI is back. The YouTuber will compete inside the O2 Arena in London on Aug. 27. If everything goes according to plan, he will fight twice in one night.
KSI will be fighting rapper Swarmz. KSI was supposed to fight Alex Wassabi, but the YouTuber had to back out of the fight after suffering a concussion. Not only will KSI fight Swarmz, but if he is healthy enough, he will face pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda that night.
The event is a part of a new venture called the MF & DAZN: X Series.
KSI is a YouTuber and rapper. He has been nominated for and won multiple awards over the years. KSI started his boxing career with a TKO win over Joe Weller in an amateur bout in February 2018. He then fought Logan Paul in August of that year in Manchester. The fight ended in a majority decision draw.
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Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing liked what they saw and gave KSI and Paul an opportunity. In a legitimate fight inside Los Angeles’ Staples Center, KSI beat Paul via split decision in 2019.
To watch KSI vs. Swarmz in most countries, you must download the DAZN app. The event will air on PPV in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
What is DAZN?
Founded in 2015, DAZN is a global over-the-top sports subscription video streaming service.
DAZN launched in the U.S. in 2018 and came to an agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Several fighters have competed under the DAZN/Matchroom brand, including Anthony Joshua, Katie Taylor, Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade. Big fights have been on DAZN, including Canelo vs. Dmitry Bivol, Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano and, recently, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Joshua.
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How to watch DAZN: Available devices
You will be able to use DAZN on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire tablet, Playstation, Xbox and Google Chromecast.
Other devices you can use are an LG Smart TV, Smartcast, Panasonic Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV and Sony Smart TV.
You can also watch DAZN on web browsers at DAZN.com.
What is the MF & DAZN: X Series?
Thanks to a partnership with KSI, the MF & DAZN: X Series will showcase the biggest global names in entertainment, sports and lifestyle competing against one another.
“DAZN’s mission is to deliver the best schedule in boxing for the best price, but also to reach new audiences and the next generation of fight fans. Partnering with the platforms of the biggest stars in entertainment will only help us do that,” said DAZN Group EVP Joseph Markowski, via DAZN.
“We see this partnership as a major growth opportunity for our business. In partnering with KSI, who we have achieved record-breaking success with before, we will build a long-term presence as the home of a new, emerging sports category. Tune in on 27th August for an incredible night that will showcase competitive pro matchups featuring the biggest crossover names alongside DAZN’s best-in-class production capabilities.”
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KSI vs. Swarmz PPV price: How much does the card cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in the U.S., $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
- DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 in the U.S., $150 in Canada
When it comes to the PPV price on DAZN, current U.S. subscribers will have to pay an additional $9.99. New subscribers will have to pay $29.98.
For those in Canada, current subscribers will have to pay an additional CAD $9.99, while new subscribers will have to pay CAD $34.98.
In the U.K., an additional £11.99 will need to be spent for current subscribers, while £19.98 is the cost for new subscribers.
When is KSI vs. Swarmz?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
- Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. BST
- Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. BST (approximate)
KSI vs. Swarmz will take place on Aug. 27. The main card should begin around 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. BST). KSI and Swarmz should make their way to the ring around 5:15 p.m. ET (10:15 p.m. BST), depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch KSI vs. Swarmz
The fight between KSI and Swarmz will be broadcast via DAZN pay-per-view in the U.S. and the U.K.
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KSI vs. Swarmz fight card
- KSI vs. Swarmz
- KSI vs. Luis Alcaraz Pineda
- FaZe Temperrr vs. Slim Albaher
- Deji vs. Fousey
- King Kenny vs. FaZe Sensei
- Salt Papi vs. Andy Warski
- Deen the Great vs. Evil Hero
- Sam Hyde vs. IAmThmpsn
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