Highlights: KSI knocks out Swarmz in second round, more to come


KSI defeated Swarmz in the second round of their internet celebrity boxing fight at London’s O2 Arena today, kicking off a show in which KSI returns in a few hours to face Luis Alcaraz Pineda.

We’ll have more results and highlights from the show as the fights are over and the results come in. To follow LIVE, click here!

The battle, frankly, was pretty awful. Swarmz, a British rapper, reportedly had never put on a pair of gloves before stepping in on short notice a few weeks ago. He also reportedly had to lose 12 kg and somehow these things were marketed as selling points.

But it was clear within seconds of the opening bell that Swarmz had no idea what he was doing in a boxing ring, and while KSI isn’t exactly a boxing genius, he trained much longer and much more seriously than Swarmz, and it showed.

Swarmz was mainly reduced to running around the edges of the ring in fear, spinning around clueless and occasionally delivering some of the worst punches you’ll ever see in a ring, looking like a professional wrestler which “misses a clothesline” on a few of them that appeared to be aimed at someone about the size of Tyson Fury.

Swarmz was dropped on the first round, although it wasn’t exactly a clean technique or a reel-worthy highlight. He managed to survive that round, but gasped and puffed into the corner, and KSI put him down again early in round two, with Swarmz happy to take the 10 count to the knockout. He was fully aware of his surroundings and all that, he was just done.

“He was moving quite a bit. He was doing little twists and turns and stuff,” said KSI after the big triumph. “I’m ready for my next one. It feels good to be back.”

“Of course I had 20 days to lose 12 kg. But if anyone wants it, all YouTubers, I’m ready,” Swarmz said after his inspiring performance.

More results

  • Dane the great TKO-1 Evil Hero: I don’t know who these people are but honestly this just seemed like a capable prospect against a guy who is there to fight him. Deen can really do a bit of boxing, you will see diffier looking prospects on any Top Rank or Matchroom or PBC or Golden Boy show. If this guy has a reason to worry, yes, he can go boxing.
  • Sam Hyde TKO-3 IAm Thmpson: It wasn’t good. Both narrowly avoided vomiting, so they have that before them. The finish came after a few standing eight seconds, rare in real boxing, but probably useful here.
  • Salt Papi TKO-1 Andy Warski: Warski came out square like a kid in the third grade trying to resist his bully, got a punch with two left hands, and that was it, he was done. He complained about the stoppage – which came in 29 seconds – but he shouldn’t have continued, and the referee was right. Salt Papi was also billed as “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines”, which is absurd enough to respect it.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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