KSI vs. Swarmz fight date, start time, card, PPV price for 2022 boxing fight

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A new era of fighting will begin Aug. 27 when KSI faces off against Swarmz inside O2 Arena in London. The fight part of the MF & DAZN: X Series, which will showcase the biggest global names in entertainment, sports and lifestyle competing against one another. 

KSI was supposed to fight Alex Wassabi, but the YouTuber had to back out of the fight after getting a concussion and a fractured hand. Not only will KSI fight Swarmz, but if he is healthy enough, he will face pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda that night. The initial second opponent, Ivan Nikolov, is out of the fight following controversial tattoos

"We see this partnership as a major growth opportunity for our business. In partnering with KSI, who we have achieved record-breaking success with before, we will build a long-term presence as the home of a new, emerging sports category. Tune in on 27th August for an incredible night that will showcase competitive pro matchups featuring the biggest crossover names alongside DAZN’s best-in-class production capabilities,” DAZN executive vice president Joseph Markowski said, via DAZN

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KSI is a YouTuber and rapper. He has won and been nominated for multiple awards over the years. He started his boxing career with a TKO win over Joe Weller in an amateur bout in February 2018. He then fought Logan Paul in August of that year in Manchester. The fight ended in a majority decision draw. 

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing liked what they saw and gave KSI and Paul an opportunity. In a legitimate fight inside Los Angeles' Staples Center, KSI beat Paul via split decision in 2019. 

Swarmz is a British rapper. The 25-year-old is a former semi-professional footballer, having played for the National League South and the Isthmian League. He has collaborated with KSI within the music world many times, and was featured in KSI's Houdini single in 2020. Swarmz has over 10.8K subscribers to his YouTube page. 

Pineda (2-5) made his pro debut in 2017. After losing his first bout, Pineda won two in a row. He has since lost his last four. Pineda's last fight was a unanimous decision loss against Marcos Rios Gonzalez in March. 

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"It's never been done before in YouTube boxing," KSI said about fighting Nikolov, via Mirror. "In fact, I don't think it has ever been done in normal boxing on pay-per-view. We asked Bryce Hall, we asked Dax, we asked Vinnie Hacker, we asked Taylor Holder, and they either couldn't do it or said no.

"Am I insane? Probably? Am I crazy? Probably? Is this ridiculous? Probably.”

The Sporting News has a complete guide to KSI vs. Swarmz and KSI vs. Luis Alcaraz Pineda, including fight card, price and more. 

When is KSI vs. Swarmz

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
  • Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. BST
  • Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. BST (approximate)

KSI vs. Swarmz will take place Aug. 27. The main card should begin around 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. BST). KSI and Swarmz should make their way to the ring around 5:15 p.m. ET (10:15 p.m. BST), depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch KSI vs. Swarmz

The fight between KSI and Swarmz will be broadcast via DAZN pay-per-view in the U.S. and the U.K. 

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KSI vs. Swarmz PPV price: How much does the card cost? 

  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in the U.S., $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K. 
  • DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 in the U.S., $150 in Canada

When it comes to the PPV price on DAZN, current U.S. subscribers will have to pay an additional $9.99. New subscribers will have to pay $29.98.

For those in Canada, current subscribers will have to pay an additional CAD $9.99, while new subscribers will have to pay CAD $34.98. 

In the U.K., an additional £11.99 will need to be spend for current subscribers, while £19.98 is the cost for new subscribers. 

Where is KSI vs. Swarmz?

KSI vs. Swarmz will take place at O2 Arena in London. The O2 can hold up to 20,000 people. 

Betting odds for KSI vs. Swarmz

Per BetOnline, KSI is the -1250 favorite, while Swarmz is the +700 underdog. 

KSI vs. Swarmz fight card

  • KSI vs. Swarmz
  • KSI vs. Luis Alcaraz Pineda
  • FaZe Temperrr vs. Slim Albaher
  • Deji vs. Fousey
  • King Kenny vs. FaZe Sensei
  • Salt Papi vs. Andy Warski
  • Deen the Great vs. Evil Hero
  • Sam Hyde vs. IAmThmpsn
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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.