MMA Fighting has KSI vs. Swarmz and KSI vs. Pineda results from the KSI 2 Fights 1 Night fight card Saturday night from the O2 Arena in London, England.
Popular YouTuber and rapper KSI will attempt to box two different opponents in one night. KSI is 1-0 as a professional boxer, having defeated fellow influencer Logan Paul via split decision in November 2019. Prior to that, he also went 1-0-1 as an amateur boxer, knocking out Joe Weller then fighting to a majority draw in his first match with Paul.
Swarmz, a British rapper, is making his professional boxing debut.
YouTuber/rapper KSI will return to a boxing ring on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a potential two fights at London’s O2 Arena.
The bout that absolutely will happen will see KSI face rapper Swarmz. KSI’s boxing experience is two amateur bouts and one sanctioned pro bout. He stopped Joe Weller in an amateur fights and went to a draw with Logan Paul in another, and the pro rematch between KSI and Paul in 2019 saw KSI win a highly disputed split decision.
Bad Left Hook will have live updates and results on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 2 pm ET.
Nearly three years after defeating Logan Paul in his boxing debut (watch highlights), Olajide William “KSI” Olatunji returns to the boxing ring today (Sat., Aug. 27, 2022) inside The O2 Arena in London, England, for two fights in one night.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of both DAZN-streamed bouts below, as well as quick results for the rest of the card. Olatunji opens the main card at approximately 2:10 p.m. ET, then closes it around 5 p.m. ET.
The first, which gives the card its name, pits Olatunji against rapper Brandon “Swarmz” Scott — who stepped in for the injured Alex Wassabi — for three, three-minute rounds. The second sees him fight Mexican journeyman, Luis Pineda — who got the call when Ivan Novikov turned out to have a giant “WHITE POWER” tattoo, a Waffen SS on his shoulder and more — about three hours later.
A full suite of influencers square off in the interim, including two members of FaZe Clan and comedian-turned Daily Stormer donor, Sam Hyde.
Sam Hyde has stolen the show during this week's KSI vs Swarmz build-up, but he will be done with boxing if political streamer Hasan Piker won't fight him.
Hyde has regaled fans with his wacky 'Candyman' persona throughout the week, leaving KSI in hysterics during the pre-fight press conference as he burst into poetry. He faces Australian Tik Tok star Jordan 'THMPSN' Thompson tonight, and is hoping to land a massive knockout to cement a return to the general public's consciousness that is six years in the making.
His ultimate goal is to finally illicit a response from Piker; a left-wing content creator whose abrasive style of arguing his points has irked many, including Hyde. He believes the streamer, who has never publicly acknowledged his many callouts, doesn't want to offer the controversial comedian his platform of millions of followers.
But with KSI and DAZN backing his debut, the shoe may be on the other foot with Hyde set to fight in front of a massive pay-per-view audience and around 20,000 fans at The O2 arena. However, if Piker isn't interested, then he's unlikely to continue training intensively, and plans to price himself out of future fights.
"I want to murder Hasan Piker," Hyde said in an out-of-character chat with Mirror Fighting on the eve of his debut. "I think that I can legally do it and this is the road to doing that - if he doesn't take notice he's the biggest p**** in the world.
"There's no way because the whole thing was 'I don't want to platform him'. Well guess what f***er? KSI's platforming me, you dumb b**** so now you have to say something. But he's not going to say anything because he'll see what I do in there and he'll know that it's not for him.
"I think he's going to fight, though. I heard he's doing Creator Clash 2 [IDubbbz charity boxing event] possibly, that'd be some funny s***, he looks like s***."
Despite being linked in the past to the alt-right, Hyde tries to veer away from expressly wading into political waters. And he claims that it isn't so much Piker's outspoken leftist politics that have caused his hatred for the streamer as much as his attitude and general demeanour.
"I just hate him," he continued. "His politics are a dime a dozen, I don't give a f*** about his politics, I hate him. I want to kill him, it's literally because he wears a pukka-shell necklace. It's just when you lock eyes with somebody and you know, genetically, that you're programmed to be their enemy.
"Do you ever see people with deep-set alligator eyes? You know that they're a criminal; 'I know you're a criminal because your eyes are deep in your head and I know you're going to commit crime', there's just some people where you go 'I'm your genetic enemy somehow, we are destined to do battle,' that's what I see when I see Hasan Piker.
"This is the hardest work, I'm not doing pro boxer camp where you work out twice a day and do running, your calisthenics and your other s*** where you're in there six hours a day, I'm not doing that. Even what I'm doing at age 37 is wicked hard, I'm all set, [fighting] is not for me, hell no.
"If they offered me enough money, I would do it. But the amount that I would need would be so much that it just wouldn't make sense for them [Misfits Boxing] to do."
Hyde has always had a cult following online for his often edgy humour, which is wildly offensive to certain viewers. His comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme had their mainstream break in 2016 when they were commissioned to make a show called 'World Peace' in 2016, but the endeavour was short-lived.
Ratings were reportedly solid, and executives were happy with the direction of the show, despite the sketches occasionally dancing on the line between what is and isn't acceptable. But a slew of bad press for Hyde stemming from his association with far right politics ultimately made them untenable, and he has been essentially blacklisted from the industry since.
He and fellow MDE cast-mate Nick Rochefort stuck to their guns and continued to make content together online. But Charls Carroll, their third member and close friend before comedy fame, decided not to continue working with them leaving their personal relationship to fall to the wayside. smntzdfg