People are only just realising what KSI stands for as he eyes up next fight

Fans are starting to realise that the acronym that makes up KSI’s name stands for ‘Knowledge, Strength, Intensity’.

KSI was the first YouTuber and social media star to get in the ring and kickstart the trend that has taken hold of the sport. He has been compared to and pegged to fight Jake Paul, another content creator who took it to another level.

The Brit – whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, although he often goes by ‘JJ – has over 24 million subscribers on YouTube. He has also dabbled with music, releasing a number of singles and albums.

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KSI first kicked off the celebrity boxing trend when he fought fellow YouTuber Joe Weller and knocked him out in the third round in 2018. The 29-year-old then feuded with Logan Paul, enduring a draw before they turned professional.

In his professional boxing career, KSI is undefeated with a 3-0 record. He has beaten Paul and knocked out both Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda in the same night last weekend.

A number of fans have only just realised what the acronym ‘KSI’ stands for – ‘Knowledge, Strength, Integrity’. He has the word ‘Knowledge’ tattooed across his chest while ‘Strength’ and ‘Integrity’ are emblazoned along each of his arms.

Overall, the acronym is part of his alias ‘KSIOlajideBT’. The identity is a combination of his name and BT, which stands for British Telecom.

Last weekend, the YouTube star made his ring return after a hiatus of over 1,000 days by beating rapper Swarmz and professional fighter Pineda in one night at the O2 Arena in London. Much was made of KSI’s opponent, who came into the fight with two victories and five defeats as a professional, as well as an extensive amateur background.

He quickly proved to be fodder for KSI, who sent him to the canvas on seven occasions en route to his second win of the night. The Brit was frustrated at the quality of his opponent, who failed to provide him with a significant challenge.

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Speaking in his first YouTube video since defeating Pineda, KSI said: “I wanted more of a challenge, I was frustrated. I was there like ‘yes, let's see what a pro boxer is all about’. Dead.

“Is this it? Is this what the big fuss is about? How do you have a pro record. Unbelievable, man. I am so disappointed. I expected a lot better. I trained so hard for this.

“He had so many amateur fights as well and he gave me that. I wasn't even tired I was even doing push-ups between rounds, it was honestly nothing. It wasn't it, I was so disappointed, I expected more. I was on my A-game and he was dead.”

KSI has been linked with a number of opponents, including Tommy Fury, former kickboxer Andrew Tate and Paul. He has already made a mega offer to the American, writing on Twitter: “I'm going to send you a contract. We fight next year. Wembley Stadium. Winner of the fight takes all. 100 per cent of the purse will be on the line. Put your money where your mouth is and let’s finally end this. Will you accept Jake Paul?”

Paul replied, saying: “Good morning guy 'fighting' rapper with t-shirt on. Your hometown and winner takes all. 1000 per cent I accept.”


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