KSI is taking a step up in competition this Saturday, May 13, when he takes on his first pro boxer, Joe Fournier, in a six round bout at Wembley Stadium for the MF cruiserweight title.
While this is the first time that the YouTube star has shared the squared-circle with a pro boxer, oddsmakers have set KSI as the lofty -650 chalk with Fournier coming back at +400.
How To Watch KSI vs Fournier?
This fight will be taking place under the Matchroom Boxing banner and as such can be seen on DAZN PPV.
What Are The KSI vs Fournier Odds?
Updated as of May 12, 2023
As mentioned above, KSI is the betting favorite for this Saturday’s match, sporting odds of -650 which translates to an 86.67% win probability based on our odds calculator. Meanwhile, Fournier’s +400 underdog status offers a 20.00% win probability.
If you were to have a winning $10 wager on Fournier you would win $50, your original $10 plus a profit of $40. As for a winning KSI ticket, a $10 bet would return you just $11.54 – probably better off looking for a prop on this fight for more value.
KSI vs Fournier Fight Card
In addition to the main event between KSI and Joe Fournier, the card has other notable influencers competing including KSI’s brother Deji Olatunji and the new sensation, Salt Papi as he takes on Anthony Taylor.
|Salt Papi||Anthony Taylor|
|Lil Bellsy||Lil Kymchii|
|Luis Nestor||Archie King|
KSI vs Fournier Tale Of The Tape
|Nickname||The Nightmare||The Badass Billionaire|
|Hometown||Watford, England||Hounslow, England|
|Record||1-0||9-0-0-1 (9 KOs)|
|Height||6 ft||6 ft|
KSI vs Fournier Preview
KSI, aka “The Nightmare,” has had a lot of similarities with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul who recently had his first match with a pro boxer in Tommy Fury. Paul lost that bout via split decision so this is an opportunity for The Nightmare to stake his claim as the best celebrity boxer in the world.
From a competition standpoint, KSI has some fairly good head movement and good reaction time. He’s diligent with his stabbing jab from long range, but at times can leave it long opening up windows to be countered. His right hand is very loopy, though, possesses a good amount of power.
Fournier’s Power Could Be The Difference Maker
Not only does Joe "The Badass Billinaire" Fournier have experience on his side, nine professional bouts to KSI’s one, but each of those fights were stopped inside the distance. The nightclub owner also had an eight-round exhibition with former two division world champion David Haye that went the distance last September.
The 40-year-old doesn’t have a ton of setup to his game, typically standing fairly upright, constantly inching forward and throwing big punches when in range. Those punches, albeit slow, have fairly good accuracy and when they land, certainly get the attention of his foes.
KSI vs Fournier Pick
The odds for this fight feel about right, perhaps KSI is a little overvalued based on experience and previous boxing history between the two men. The YouTuber should have a noticeable speed advantage but his looping style could get him in trouble at times throughout this fight as power will be waiting to capitalize on the over-extended punches.
Ultimately, though, the volume and pace that KSI puts out should work well with the judges en route to a decision win.