YouTube boxing returns to the UK this Saturday night as KSI’s brother, Deji, gets to finally settle his long-standing feud with Alex Wassabi.
The pair will meet in the main event of a UK vs USA influencer show featuring social media stars from the world of gaming as well as the reality TV scene.
It will be the first YouTube boxing card in the UK since 2019 with Deji Olatunji seeking his first win inside the squared circle in his third bout.
The 25-year-old, who lost a 2018 white collar exhibition fight to Jake Paul, was last in the ring last June in a losing effort against Vinnie Hacker.
He is now seeking redemption against American YouTuber Wassabi – real name Alex Burris – who is making his boxing debut.
Deji vs Alex Wassabi: Date and how to follow
The event is set to take place on Saturday, March 5.
The card is expected to get under way around 6pm at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
Deji vs Wassabi is available on a PPV stream from Showstar’s website, with the full event costing just £7 here.
The main and co-main event fights will be held over five rounds of two minutes while the undercard stars will compete for four rounds.
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Deji vs Alex Wassabi: Fight card
As per the rules, fighters will wear 12oz gloves and no headgear.
The co-main event between Faze Temperr and King Kenny will be a ‘winner take all’ where the loser forfeits their purse to the victor.
- Deji vs Alex Wassabi
- King Kenny vs Faze Temperrr
- Vitaly vs Kristen Hanby
- Armz Korleone vs Minikon
- Ryan Taylor vs DK Money
- Ashley Cain vs Andreas Eskander
- Kyle ‘Stromedy’ Godfrey vs Austin Sprinz
- Salt Papi vs Halal Ham
Deji vs Alex Wassabi: What has been said?
Wassabi said: “Honestly, everything Deji puts out makes me less and less nervous.
“Everybody has nerves before a fight, even Mike Tyson said he cried before fights towards the end of his career.
“I was starting to feel those nerves once the announcement was made like ‘oh, it’s happening, it’s real now,’ and then every single time he puts something out I’m like ‘why would he put that out?’
“Especially his last video, he quit over and over and over!”
Deji vs Alex Wassabi: Weigh-In
Deji has come in over a stone lighter for his fight with Wassabi than he did for his last bout against Hacker.
Last time out, Deji sparked concerns with his physique at the weigh-in as he came in at 183lbs (83kg).
His cardio failed him and he was ultimately overwhelmed by the underestimated Hacker.
Now though, he’s dropped over a stone and weighed in at 168.7lbs (76.5kg) ahead of his fight with Wassabi.
The difference in his physique is noticeable and fans have praised his impressive transformation.