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KSI vs Swarmz and Pineda LIVE! Boxing updates and undercard results

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SI vs Swarmz and Pineda LIVE!

KSI is back in a boxing ring at London’s O2 Arena tonight as he looks to pull off a remarkable feat by winning two fights on the same card. All eyes will be fixed on the YouTube star and musician as he first takes on fellow rapper Swarmz, who stepped up at late notice after a concussion sustained by original opponent Alex Wassabi.

KSI will then do battle with a professional boxer in the shape of Luis Alcaraz Pineda, the Mexican with a 2-5 record from his opening seven fights. Both bouts are being staged at cruiserweight and will be limited to three rounds apiece, with KSI looking to make an emphatic statement in front of a sold-out O2 Arena and hometown London crowd.

He has not fought since outpointing Logan Paul on his professional debut in Los Angeles in November 2019, having previously drawn with the same opponent and beat Joe Weller on his introduction to the sweet science. KSI is targeting massive fights against the likes of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury in future as his war of words continues with the former.

Saturday’s DAZN: X Series event includes several other crossover fights, including KSI’s brother Deji, who takes on American YouTuber Fousey.

Boxing schedule and results

KSI vs Luis Alcaraz Pineda

Faze Tempter vs Slim Albaher

Deji vs Fousey

Faze Sensei vs King Kenny

Salt Papi vs Andy Warski

Sam Hyde vs IAMTHMPSN

Deen The Great vs Evil Hero

KSI vs Swarmz

Follow KSI vs Swarmz and Pineda LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!

Live updates

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Weigh-in results

KSI looked in terrific condition as he tipped the scales at 180lbs on Friday at a lively weigh-in marked by another run-in with old foe Weller.

The slim Pineda came in at 179lbs, while Swarmz – who took the fight on two weeks’ notice – was almost 20 pounds heavier than his opponent at 199lbs and only just inside the cruiserweight limit.

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Latest odds

KSI: 2/7

Draw: 7/1

Luis Alcaraz Pineda: 7/2

Odds from SBK

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Full fight card

KSI vs Luis Alcaraz Pineda

Faze Tempter vs Slim Albaher

Deji vs Fousey

Faze Sensei vs King Kenny

Salt Papi vs Andy Warski

Sam Hyde vs IAMTHMPSN

Deen The Great vs Evil Hero

KSI vs Swarmz

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Fight predictions

KSI should secure a lightning fast knockout against a boxing novice in the opener.

A pro fighter – albeit one with a woeful record to date – in Pineda should cause him more issues, but it’s hard to back against two comfortable victories for the Londoner on Saturday.

KSI wants two emphatic stoppages and will likely get them.

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How to watch

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, tonight’s event is being broadcast live on DAZN pay per view.

Current subscribers to DAZN will have to pay £11.99 to watch, while it’s £19.98 for new customers. A subscription to DAZN currently costs £7.99 per month in the UK.

Live blog: Follow all the action on fight night with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog of the entire card.

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Start time

KSI vs Swarmz is set to kick off the fight card at around 7:10pm BST, before he returns to the ring later on for the main event, due at approximately 10:25pm.

As ever, those timings are subject to change and depend on the length of the other undercard bouts.

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Welcome

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of KSI’s huge double-header at London’s 02 Arena this evening.

The internet celebrity will contest two three-round cruiserweight battles this evening, against rapper Swamrz and fighter Luis Alcaraz Pineda.

KSI kicks off the card, which begins at around 7.10pm BST.

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