KSI went out there and handled business Saturday night. He went 2-0 with two knockouts against British rapper Swarmz and pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda at O2 Arena in London.
After an injury forced Alex Wassabi out of a meeting with KSI, the YouTuber decided to up the ante and took on two opponents in one night. He kicked off the first installment of the DAZN X Series 001 PPV by dominating rapper Swarmz before finishing him in the second round.
After a card full of social media influencers and YouTubers scoring knockouts, KSI emerged in the main event later in the night against Pineda. Unfortunately for Pineda, he’s a pro in title only. KSI beat him from pillar to post, scoring seven knockdowns while Pineda repeatedly complained.
It was an embarrassing outing by Pineda. He complained after every punch KSI landed. KSI dropped Pineda three times in the first round, and Pineda complained that each punch was illegal. They weren’t. The fight could have ended there, but the referee inexplicably allowed it to continue.
KSI sent Pineda down twice in the second round, with the second one coming courtesy of a devastating left hook and some follow-up punches. KSI did push-ups while the referee made the count.
For no reason, in particular, the referee allowed the fight to get into the third round, and KSI finished the job with another pair of knockdowns.
These weren’t particularly tough challenges, but KSI’s fans were thrilled by the result.
Afterward, KSI called for fights with Andrew Tate and Tommy Fury. What about a rematch with Logan Paul?
Here’s how it all went down:
KSI vs. Swarmz live results, updates
(All times Eastern)
KSI drops Pineda seven times in third-round TKO
Result: KSI def. Luis Alcaraz Pineda via 3rd-round TKO (:50).
Round 3: KSI opens with a right hand, and down goes Pineda again. For some reason, the fight is continuing. This referee is terrible. KSI lands an uppercut, a left hand, and down goes Pineda again. He’s complaining again. Surprise, surprise. But the referee has finally seen enough. It’s over.
Round 2: Pineda lands a right hand, and KSI responds with a hard body shot. It is now seeking and destroy for KSI. It’s hard to believe that Pineda is the only pro boxer on this card. Pineda lands a jab, but he’s on his bicycle. The right hand to the body and head from KSI drops Pineda again. He’s up but just running away. The left hook hurts Pineda, and a short right-hand drops, Pineda. While Pineda is down, KSI starts doing push-ups. They can stop the fight now. Why is this still going? KSI tears into Pineda’s body, and another punch to the head that Pineda complains about as the round closes.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-8, KSI (20-15, KSI)
Round 1: KSI starts hot and goes to the body. An overhand right drops Pineda within seconds. Pineda gets to his feet but complains that the head hit him. KSI returns to the body, and an overhand right drops Pineda a second time. It is one-way traffic. A clean body shot has Pineda complaining. He has checked out. More whining from Pineda whenever a punch lands. Pineda takes a knee and complains again. It is ridiculous.
SN unofficial scorecard: 10-7, KSI
5:35 p.m.: Pineda enters wearing a Lucha Libre mask. KSI comes in with a performance for his second fight. He looks ready, but can Pineda turn over the apple cart?
5:23 p.m.: It’s time for the main event! KSI will step into the ring for a second time tonight against Luis Alcaraz Pineda and look to go 2-0.
Slim Albaher crushes FaZe Temperr in a brutal second-round TKO
Result: Slim Albaher def. FaZe Temperr via 2nd-round TKO (2:20).
5:05 p.m.: The two fighters come out swinging in round two, with Slim landing a huge right hand at the end of an exchange. Slim is mugging, making faces at FaZe, and ramming a right hand into his body. Big right-hand hurts FaZe, and Slim annihilates him with a right hand. Good night. This one is over!
5:02 p.m.: Slim bolts across the ring and connects with a straight right hand. It’s turning into a brawl as FaZe’s nose is busted. They continue to wing bombs at each other at close range. Slim will probably sneak it out, but it was a close-opening round.
4:40 p.m.: FaZe Temperr vs. Slim Albaher is up next in the co-main event. For many, this is the most competitive fight on paper. But how will it play out?
Deji dominates Fousey, scores third-round TKO
Result: Deji def. Fousey via 3rd round TKO (1:28)
4:40 p.m.: Deji races out and smashes Fousey with a left hand. He is landing with alarming frequency. A two-punch combination follows with a hard right hand that gets a standing eight count. Fousey is in trouble. Fousey’s corner throws in the towel. It’s over! Deji finally gets his first win as a boxer.
4:36 p.m.: Fousey has a much better second round, but Deji still is finding the mark with his left hand. Deji is slowing down but sits Fousey down with a stiff jab. Deji is a brand new fighter and is cruising through two rounds.
4:32 p.m.: Deji has lost all three of his pro fights and is acting like it as he charges out his corner and clobbers Fousey with a combination in the first round. The crowd is entirely behind Deji as he lands a left hand and follows with a right. Fousey returns with a left hand, and Deji responds with a right hook. Deji pops the jab well and lands again. Fousey is swinging in desperation but can’t find his target. All Deji after one.
4:19 p.m.: Let’s keep the judges out of the decisions from here on out, shall we? KSI’s brother Deji is up next against Fousey.
King Kenny wins majority decision over FaZe Sensei in a controversial decision
Result: King Kenny def. FaZe Sensei via majority decision (39-37, 39-38 & 38-38)
It was a robbery
4:11 p.m.: We finally have a fight that went the distance, but it looks like FaZe Sensei will decide. King Kenny didn’t have much to offer, but he can say that he made it to the final bell.
4:05 p.m.: After an uneventful second round, FaZe connects with a right hand that dazes King Kenny early in the third. It’s been all FaZe through three games. But the big question is whether or not this fight goes the distance.
4:00 p.m.: FaZe Sensei unloads with a short right hand that rocks King Kenny and elicits a standing eight count. Kenny composes himself and manages to make it out of the first round, but FaZE has the upper hand after one round.
3:47 p.m.: Hasim Rahman Jr. has announced that he’ll face Vitor Belfort in a boxing match on October 15.
3:45 p.m.: What’s the point of having judges? Every fight has ended in a stoppage, and we’ll see if King Kenny and FaZe Sensei can keep the knockouts rolling.
Salt Papi destroys Andy Warski in seconds
Result: Salt Papi def. Andy Warski via 1st round TKO (:29)
3:39 p.m.: Salt Papi looks as if he’s been drooling for this moment in what can only be described as an exciting stare-down. Salt Papi plows in and obliterates Warski with a combination. A pair of left hands cut his lights off. My goodness! It’s over!
3:32 p.m.: Salt Papi faces Andy Warski in a 185-pound showdown.
Sam Hyde outlasts IAmThmpsn, scores TKO in the third
Result: Sam Hyde def. IAmThmpsn via 3rd round TKO (1:28)
3:27 p.m.: IAmThmpsn is just winging punches. Hyde lands a hard right hand, and it hurts him badly. Standing eight count. The action resumes, and Hyde clobbers him again. IAmThmpsn is in terrible shape. The referee sees this and says that it is enough. Hyde gets a TKO in the final round.
3:25 p.m.: IAmThmpsn is as committed to spamming overhand rights as he is to leaving vowels out of his name. Hyde hasn’t done much, but you have to wonder if he’s waiting for IAmThmpsn to gas out. Yeah, that’s it. Sam Hyd starts pressing the action at the end of the round and lands a few punches. Uh, I guess you have to give it to IAmThmpson? Who knows. I’m surprised this is still going.
3:22 p.m.: IAmThmpsn is just winging slow overhands right hands. The technique has left much to be desired from both. But IAmThmpsn’s commitment is enough to give him the first round. It isn’t pretty, folks.
3:15 p.m.: Up next is Sam Hyde vs. IAmThmpsn.
Deen the Great stops Evil Hero in the first round.
Result: Deen the Great def. Evil Hero via 1st round TKO (2:52)
3:04 p.m.: Deen the Great didn’t waste much time with Evil Hero. Deen was sharp from the outset and looked like he’s been in the ring before. A trio of knockdowns in the first round overwhelmed Evil Hero and led to the stoppage. The first knockdown was from a jab, and the second cam courtesy of a counter hook. Deen the Great’s third knockdown was from a pull counter that ended the fight. The only thing that nearly ended Deen’s night was a backflip that didn’t quite get the rotation he needed.
3:00 p.m.: Up next is Evil Hero vs. Deen the Great in a three-round bout.
KSI dispatches Swarmz with 2nd round knockout
Result: KSI def. Swarmz via 2nd round KO (:28)
Round Two: KSI jabs, go to the body, and drops Swarmz again with a left hand. Swarmz looks around and decides to stay on the canvas. KSI with a second-round knockout. Easy work.
Round One: Here we go. KSI cracks Swarmz with a right hook, and Swarmz goes right into the ropes. Another right hook nearly puts him down. It isn’t gonna be long. A straight right catches Swarmz again. Swarmz lands a swatting jab. Nothing to be concerned about. Swarmz looks like he has no idea what he’s doing out there. KSI lands a bomb of a right hand after a combination, and down goes Swarmz. Swarmz is spinning in circles after he gets to his feet to get away from KSI. Swarmz survives the first, but he’s in trouble.
SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-8 KSI
2:39 p.m.: It only took about 40 minutes, but KSI and Swarmz have finally made their entrances. Physically, KSI looks to be in tremendous shape. The fans are on his side as well. As for Swarmz? Well, good luck.
2:23 p.m.: We’re getting ready for KSI vs. Swarmz, but every indication suggests that Swarmz has no idea what he is in for. It would be in KSI’s best interest to get rid of Swarmz quick and focus on the main event. Don’t play with your food!
2:05 p.m.: We are live! Whether you like it or not, the world is dialed in to see what KSI will do tonight when he faces two opponents. KSI will have to face Swarmz before he takes on an actual pro boxer in Pineda. If KSI isn’t careful, this could end in disaster.
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What time does KSI vs. Swarmz start?
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 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
Regarding 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.