KSI is undefeated in boxing, with some of his fights considered professional and others amateur or “exhibitions”. He has a win and a draw against Logan Paul and wins over Swarmz, FaZe Temperr and Luis Alcaraz Pineda.
Fournier has been boxing on the side since 2015 and has a 9-0 record in fights that are considered professional. He has wins over Reggaeton singer Reykon and other lowly-regarded professionals like Jorge Burgos and Johnny Ascensio. Most of his fights have taken place in the Dominican Republic.
Deji Olatunji is the brother of KSI. He joined YouTube in 2011 and has more than 10.6 million subscribers. Deji fought Jake Paul in 2018 on the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul I. Paul beat Deji via TKO in the fifth round. Deji lost to Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi in his next two bouts.
Deji earned his first win in his last fight on August 2022 by beating Fousey via TKO. In an exhibition against Floyd Mayweather in 2022, he lost to the Hall of Famer via TKO.
Swarmz is a British rapper with over 103K subscribers to his YouTube channel. He is a former semi-professional footballer, having played as high as the National League South (the sixth tier of English football).
Swarmz has collaborated with KSI within the music world and was featured in KSI’s Houdini single in 2020. Facing KSI as a last-minute boxing opponent in August, he lost via knockout. In his last fight in January, Swarmz beat Ryan Taylor via TKO.
Meanwhile, fellow Briton Fournier has a 9-0 professional record and lost an exhibition bout with former world champion David Haye on points in 2021. The 40-year-old got his start in the fitness industry before moving into nightclub business.
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Relative rookie KSI is looking to make a statement against the more experienced Fournier, who won nine fights during his professional career.
The light heavyweight campaigner also had an uneventful exhibition bout against former heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion David Haye in 2021.
Businessman Fournier has been backed by Haye to win but KSI is unbeaten since the social media favourite turned his hand to pugilism.
The fight with Fournier is the headline act of the X Series: 007, set up between the Misfits Boxing promotion KSI is a figurehead for and broadcaster DAZN.