After a few years away from the ring, KSI is back. The YouTuber will compete inside London’s O2 Arena on August 27. If all goes as planned, he will fight twice in one night.
KSI will take on rapper Swarmz. KSI was supposed to fight Alex Wassabi, but the YouTuber had to pull out of the fight after suffering a concussion. Not only will KSI fight Swarmz, but if he’s healthy enough, he’ll face pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda that night.
The event is part of a new venture called MF&DAZN: X Series.
KSI is a YouTuber and a rapper. It has been nominated and won several awards over the years. KSI started his boxing career with a TKO victory over Joe Weller in an amateur fight in February 2018. He then fought Logan Paul in August of the same year in Manchester. The fight ended in a majority draw.
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing liked what they saw and gave KSI and Paul an opportunity. In a legitimate fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles, KSI defeated Paul via split decision in 2019.
To watch KSI vs. Swarmz in most countries, you need to download the DAZN app. The event will air on PPV in the US, Canada and the UK
What is DAZN?
Founded in 2015, DAZN is a global sports subscription video streaming service.
DAZN launched in the United States in 2018 and struck a deal 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. Some big fights have taken place on DAZN, including Canelo vs. Dmitry Bivol, Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano, and most 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 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: Series X?
Through a partnership with KSI, the MF&DAZN:X Series will showcase the world’s biggest names in entertainment, sports and lifestyle competing against each other.
“DAZN’s mission is to deliver the best boxing programming at 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 make us help do that,” DAZN said. Group EVP Joseph Markowski, via DAZN.
“We view this partnership as a major growth opportunity for our business. By partnering with KSI, with whom we have already achieved record success, we will establish a long-term presence as the home of a new and emerging sports category. on August 27 for an incredible night that will feature competitive pro matchups featuring the biggest names in crossover alongside DAZN’s finest production capabilities.”
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KSI vs Swarmz PPV Pricing: How Much Does the Card Cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in US, $20 in Canada, £7.99 in UK
- DAZN Annual Subscription: $99.99 in the US, $150 in Canada
As for the PPV price on DAZN, current US subscribers will have to pay an additional $9.99. New subscribers will have to pay $29.98.
For those in Canada, current subscribers will need to pay an additional CAD$9.99, while new subscribers will need to pay CAD$34.98.
In the UK, 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 August 27
- Main board: 2 p.m. ET | 19:00 BST
- Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10.15pm BST (approx.)
KSI vs. Swarmz will take place on August 27. The main card is expected to start around 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. BST). KSI and Swarmz are expected to hit the ring around 5:15 p.m. ET (10:15 p.m. BST), depending on how long the undercard bouts last.
How to watch KSI vs. Swarmz
The fight between KSI and Swarmz will be broadcast via DAZN pay-per-view in the United States and the United Kingdom
KSI vs. Swarmz Battle 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. the evil hero
- Sam Hyde vs IAmThmpsn