Article originally published on 04.01.23.
KSI returns to the ring in January as he takes on fellow YouTuber FaZe Temperrr in London.
The social media star has moved quickly to find a replacement for the main event bout after MMA fighter Dillon Danis withdrew citing concerns over his preparation.
|What||KSI v FaZe Temperrr|
|Where||OVO Arena, London|
|When||22:30, Saturday 14th January 2023|
|How to watch||DAZN|
KSI and FaZe Temperrr are due to meet in a huge event on Saturday, 14th January.
The ringwalks for the main event are expected to commence at 22:30 UK time, but that may change depending on the outcome of the undercard fights.
The OVO Arena will host the fight between KSI and FaZe Temperrr, with KSI returning to his native London for a second fight in succession.
KSI beat Luis Alcaraz Pineda at the 02 Arena in August 2022 and he will hope to improve his record against Brazilian Temperrr.
KSI v FaZe Temperrr will be shown live on DAZN PPV in the UK.
KSI's latest fight will cost UK subscribers £11.99 on top of their monthly subscription.
Even though KSI was named ICB World cruiserweight champion after his recent win over Pineda, the belt has little recognition in boxing at this moment.
FaZe Temperrr and KSI will not fight for any title, but both will harbour hopes of progressing through the professional ranks if they can win their bout in London.
KSI's boxing record currently stands at 1-0 as a professional, with his only win at that level coming in 2019.
He beat Logan Paul via split decision at the Staples Center, 14 months after a majority draw between the pair in an amateur contest.
In exhibition fights KSI has a record of 2-0, with his wins over Swarmz and Pineda coming on the same night.
FaZe Temperrr has had three boxing fights to date; one amateur bout and two at professional level.
He is currently 1-1 in his professional career after a debut knockout loss to fellow YouTube star Slim Albaher.
Temperrr followed up that defeat with a first round knockout victory over YouTube star Overtflow in his second professional bout.
Temperrr was already due to fight on the undercard in London, but has now stepped up following the withdrawal of Dillon Danis and will fight fellow YouTube star KSI on the main event.
KSI's clash with Temperrr will take place over six rounds at light-heavyweight and their bout will be the longest on the card in January.
The rest of the fights will take place over either three or four rounds and there are plenty of names from the entertainment world who will feature.
Anthony Taylor's clash with Idris Virgo will also take place at light-heavyweight to start the card, with the second light-heavyweight contest seeing Joe Fournier face Tony Christodoulou, before Elle Brook and Faith Ordway meet at featherweight.
Swarmz will try to bounce back from his defeat to KSI when he faces Ryan Taylor at heavyweight.
Fans can also look forward to a catchweight bout between Salt Papi and Josh Brueckner, before Slim Albaher and Tom Zanetti meet over four rounds.
Zanetti's clash will be classed as the chief support, but with so many big names fighting at the OVO Arena, fans should get plenty of value from the entire card.