YouTuber KSI bringing Misfits Boxing to Utilita Arena Sheffield

YOUTUBER and boxing sensation KSI is bringing Misfits Boxing to Yorkshire for a knockout night of rising stars and fiery encounters.
British YouTuber Jamie Michael “Jay” Swingler faces American actor and YouTuber Cherdleys.British YouTuber Jamie Michael “Jay” Swingler faces American actor and YouTuber Cherdleys.
British YouTuber Jamie Michael “Jay” Swingler faces American actor and YouTuber Cherdleys.

So-called 'crossover' boxing - featuring big name social media stars slugging it out in the ring - the sport become a new global phenomenon, filling arenas and attracting millions of online views.

Now undefeated KSI, who won his last two fights in one night, is promoting the next event billed as MF & DAZN: X SERIES 002, powered by Misfits Boxing, at Utilita Arena Sheffield on Saturday, October 15.

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English social media star KSI will not be fighting but has confirmed he will be ringside for a thrilling main event between British YouTuber Jamie Michael “Jay” Swingler and American actor and YouTuber Cherdleys.

A co-main event will be filled with bad intentions as rivals Slim and Ryan Taylor settle their unfinished business inside the ring. Yorkshire’s Tom Zanetti will be ready to handle his business in front of a home crowd when he goes from creating hits to dishing out punches against Jack Bean.

Leeds born Zanetti, a DJ, music producer, rapper and singer best known for songs Darlin and You Want Me, is on stacked card also featuring star-studded matchups such as Kristen Hanby vs. Swarmz, Halal Ham vs. DTG, Ashley Tebi vs. Anthony Taylor, Astrid Wett vs. Keeley and AJ Bunker vs. Carla Howe!

KSI, which stands for Knowledge, Strength, Integrity, has the slogan tattooed on his body. He is the ICB world cruiserweight champion with three professional wins and sparked a world-wide interest in crossover boxing after his two fights - a draw then a win - over American YouTuber Logan Paul.

In a ground-breaking follow up this summer, selling out The O2 in London, he unbelievably beat rival Swarmz and professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda on the same night. It was a top five all-time streamed boxing event with more than 33 million views.

“I handled business twice in one night last time out, and now I get to watch on as hyped Sheffield crowd witness the madness unfold at what is going to be another fire Misfits event," said KSI,real name Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, who has more than 34 million subscribers and over 8 billion video views across his three YouTube channels.

“We have a crazy headline with Swingler vs. Cherdleys, Slim and Ryan Taylor going out there to do some serious damage on each other, and we’re bringing the rave to the ring with Yorkshire’s boy Tom Zanetti lacing up his gloves against Jack Bean! Are you not entertained?

“I’ll be ringside at the Utilita Arena, and I cannot wait for another night of legendary crossover boxing. We sold out The O2, and now we get to bring the heat to Sheffield! Someone is gonna shine bright under the lights once again. Let's go!"

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