KSI’s opponent admits he’s never boxed before and has to lose extreme weight

KSI is set to face rapper Swarmz in his return to boxing at the O2 Arena on August 27 after his original opponent, fellow YouTuber Alex Wassabi, pulled out of the fight after suffering a concussion.

And Swarmz has revealed in a post on Snapchat that he has never boxed before and needs to lose 11kg before the fight. He wrote: "Pushing my body to the limit!

"Im doing this for my love ones, friends & family also my supporters!!!! Never boxed before have to lose 11 kg in 2 weeks.

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"This is how legends are made. Everytime Ive gone down Ive come back up." KSI has been ridiculed for deciding to fight someone who has never boxed before on such short notice, but the YouTube star has defended his decision.

"Just wanna say that at the end of the day, one of the main goals of this first fight was to get rid of ring rust," KSI wrote on Twitter. "I wanted to prove to myself that I'm a better boxer than I've portrayed in the past.

"If you wanna see, fine. If not, fine. I'm still doing it anyway.

"There are still many good fights on this card that I'm excited to see. We are the only YouTube boxing event happening this summer.

"We've had many things try to disrupt this event but still we stand. This is a long term play, and I'll happily take a small L now for a big W later."

KSI previously released a song in 2020 called Houdini which featured Swarmz, but the pair are said to have fallen out over Swarmz's failure to attend an event to promote the song.


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