Who Is KSI Going To Fight Next? Everything We Know So Far
21 February 2018, 12:27
Who will KSI be facing off against next?
KSI made international headlines when he defeated fellow YouTuber Joe Weller in a much-hyped boxing match.
Ever since his victory, the public - and potential opponents - have been clamouring for KSI to climb back in the ring and show off his boxing skills once more.
Here's everything we know so far about the person who may be joining KSI in said ring:
Lit it up, I'm the one that's feeling on fire... pic.twitter.com/fRtnRSBUs5— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) February 1, 2018
People who have challenged KSI
KSI has been challenged by a whole bunch of YouTubers - most prominently the Paul brothers Jake and Logan, who even went as far as challenging KSI to fight their dad for some reason. Other YouTubers like Adam Saleh have been trying to bait KSI into a fight for a while now.
Dear @KSIOlajidebt ,— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) February 18, 2018
There’s no turnin’ back now.
Pretty Boy Adam.
What has KSI said?
KSI has dismissed the Paul brothers, saying he can't be bothered with them. Instead of responding to any particular challenges individually, JJ has announced that he will let the public vote for who he should face off against next. He discussed his plans in full in this video:
Who is in the poll?
The poll includes the following people: Adam Saleh, Vitalyzdtv, Furious Pete, fouseyTUBE, Alex Wassabi and JustDustin. What's that you say? You want to get in on this poll? Well, you're in luck because...
Who is winning the vote?
Adam Saleh is currently leading the public poll, with 35% of the vote at the time of writing. This is followed by fouseyTUBE, who is in second place with 25% of the vote. You can see the full vote breakdown here:
So who is he going to fight?
With the way the poll is going, it looks increasingly likely that KSI is set to face his most outspoken challenger - Adam Saleh. We won't know for sure until 18th March 2018, when the poll officially closes, but with the votes counted so far, it seems unlikely that someone will come through and overtake Saleh at this point.
Who is Adam Saleh?
Adam Saleh is a YouTube prankster from New York. Like most prank YouTubers he is a somewhat controversial figure. For example, he received international attention and then condemnation for a video in which he falsely claimed he was kicked off a flight for speaking Arabic.
Adam has over 3.5 million subscribers on his channel and has been poking at KSI for while now, trying to coax him into a fight.
When will the fight be?
The date for the fight is not yet known, but will definitely not be until late March. KSI is still trained-up from his fight with Joe Weller, so he might not need a huge amount of turnaround time before his next bout. Adam has also been training, but not quite to the same level.
Ultimately the time it takes to stage the fight depends on how long it takes each of the fighters to prepare, how long it takes to set up the fight logistically and how much time the fighters want to put aside to hype things up. We reckon we won't see a fight until the late half of 2018 at the earliest.
Where can I watch the fight?
KSI's fight with Joe Weller was streamed live on both their YouTube channels, so it's a safe bet that the next fight will also be available to watch live on YouTube. That is, of course, unless you manage to bag yourself some ringside seats.