Next month, YouTube personality KSI is set to face professional boxer Joe Fournier at the OVO Wembley Arena.
KSI, who has already proven himself in the ring against other non-boxers, is hoping to continue his winning streak. However, Fournier, who is nicknamed the "Boxing Billionaire," is confident that he will deliver a stunning knockout punch that will end KSI's boxing career.
Joe Fournier is confident that he can stop KSI with a devastating one-punch knockout, similar to Canelo Alvarez's KO of Amir Khan. Fournier, who remains undefeated in his professional boxing career, will make the transition to influencer boxing when he faces KSI at Wembley Arena on May 13.
KSI, on the other hand, has yet to be defeated in the YouTube boxing scene, having beaten Swarmz, Luis Pineda, and FaZe Temperrr since his return to the ring last year.
Fournier is expected to be KSI's toughest opponent yet, as he brings a wealth of experience to the ring, having won a WBA title at the peak of his career. Despite his age, the 40-year-old entrepreneur is not shying away from the challenge and has promised to engage in a toe-to-toe battle with his opponent in the center of the ring.
Notably, Fournier's last match was a friendly encounter with his friend and former boxing world champion, David Haye.
"Do you really want to trade with someone that is naturally 10lb or 15lb bigger than you?," Fournier said during a pre-fight interview ahead of his Misfits Boxing debut. "It is not a good idea, yeah you may jump around and get away for the first few minutes. But do you remember Canelo v Amir Khan? This is exactly how the fight will go. And I am Canelo.
"He got put to sleep, the KSI that fights me is going to be the best KSI that fights anyone. But I am getting in the bath so I am prepared to get wet. You can't play boxing but in reality he isn't going to be hitting me with anything I haven't before. But I am going to be hitting him with something he hasn't before.
"I don't think you can compare our resumes because my KO's are against professional boxers. You can just see the velocity I punch at compared to him and it is a whole different sport. It is like him trying to open up a nightclub against me he is never going to win. He is coming into my stratosphere and I think he has bitten off more than he can chew."
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