As one major YouTube boxing fight falls out, another one comes to the fore as KSI hosts his own boxing card in London, England as he looks to defeat fellow content creator Alex Wassabi in the ring.
The long-time rival of Jake Paul makes his return to the ring after almost three years away after he defeated Logan Paul, Jake's brother, while Wassabi returns to the ring after his last fight against Deji, KSI's sibling earlier this year.
We'll take a look at the fight odds, break down both fighters and provide you with the best free betting picks for the night to see if we can earn you some extra cash for the summer.
Boxing Fight Information
- Saturday August 27th, 2022
- The O2 Arena, London, England
- Catchweight (180 pounds)
- Professional bout
KSI vs Alex Wassabi odds
- KSI - (-400)
- Alex Wassabi - (+300)
This fight is sure to be entertaining, but according to the odds makers it won't be remotely close as the undefeated KSI comes into the bout as a massive -400 favorite.
With a highly professional record of 1-0 to add to two amateur fights, KSI is an undefeated fighter with plenty of experience of the bright lights in the boxing world.
His first fight came against YouTuber Joe Weller, who he earned a knockout win over in the 3rd round of their grudge match back in February 2018 before a huge fight with Logan Paul ended in a draw in Manchester. His second fight against Paul came in the USA, where KSI earned a split decision win to finally settle their feud.
His heavily lopsided odds with BetOnline sports betting mean that you would have to bet $400 to see $100 worth of profit.
On the opposite side of the ring to him will be relative rookie Wassabi, who comes into the bout for his first professional fight ever. He has previous in-ring experience though, where he defeat KSI's younger brother Deji via decision in a dominant display.
A huge +300 underdog with SportsBetting means a $100 bet would see you claim $300 profit should he hand KSI the first defeat of his career.
KSI vs Wassabi boxing preview
There isn't an awful lot of tape on these two guys to dissect, but they still have their traits from previous bouts that stand out and could make for an entertaining bout.
KSI has made a big case for his conditioning ahead of this fight and has found himself in great shape ahead of the bout even a month out. Against Joe Weller he was able to out last his opponent and use his jab well before firing in power shots to get the fight over and done with.
Against Paul his power shots weren't quite as successful, but he was fighting someone much bigger than him. His conditioning however never let him down as he was still going in the final round, and ultimately won the bout.
He'll look to use improved technique on this occasion, using his jab to move around the ring and maintain distance before popping in the odd power shot when the opportunity presents itself.
Wassabi on the other hand was all about movement and his jab against Deji. He used good head movement to avoid shots from his opponent, and was able to pop his jab constantly throughout the fight and land some speedy combinations.
He will look to do that again here as the smaller man, but without a reach advantage and against a more experienced foe it could prove difficult.
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— ksi (@KSI) July 26, 2022
Back KSI to get the finish
It's always hard to predict a YouTube fight where neither man has much experience, but this one seems like a pretty straightforward bout to pick apart.
Reports suggest it will be a six-round affair, although that is yet to be confirmed, but the card is built around KSI for a reason and this is a fight where he's not out-sized by his opponent.
He's proven that he has the power at this weight, having KO'd Weller at 182 pounds in his first fight. He's bigger than Wassabi, stronger than Wassabi, has a reach and height advantage for this fight and has more experience.
Add to all of that the fact he is aiming to set up a YouTuber super boxing fight with Jake Paul at some point in the near future he needs to make a statement.
He may be a little rusty after almost three years out of the ring, but expect him to find his mojo midway through the fight and then have too push power and cardio for Wassabi before claiming a TKO win and sending fans wild.
Odds for the exact finish aren't yet available, but keep an eye on them nearer to the fight. But for now get the -400 odds before they push outwards when the media attention really ramps up.
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