YOUTUBE star KSI suffered a gruesome broken nose ahead of his boxing return – but will still fight Alex Wassabi.
The British celebrity has not boxed since beating Logan Paul in their 2019 rematch, a year after they initially drew.
KSI suffered a gruesome broken nose ahead of his boxing return
American Alex Wassabi fights KSI on August 27
But KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – announced he will face American Wassabi on August 27 in his comeback bout.
And the fight will still go ahead, despite KSI revealing that he suffered a broken nose in training.
He said: “I managed to break my nose, god damnit. This is is my nose and it ain’t looking good bruv.
“I guess it looks a bit better now but at the time that it happened it was long for man.”
Wassabi, 32, in March beat KSI’s little brother Deji, which set up the grudge match at the O2 Arena.
KSI, 29, said: “I can’t wait, I am going to f*** this man up.
“Everybody is going to be like, ‘Oh just knock him out in 20 or 10 seconds’, nah that’s boring.
“I finally get my hands on this motherf***er and you think I’m going to just let it go in 10 seconds?
“Not one, two, or three rounds, maybe four or five rounds.
“I’m going to just repeatedly beat the living s out of him and laughing whilst I’m doing it.”
KSI beat Joe Weller, 26, in his first fight before drawing and beating Paul, 27, afterwards while making his professional debut.
The Londoner has set his sights on a mega-fight with Paul’s brother Jake, 25, who is a 5-0 boxer and fights 12-1 Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, in August.
KSI said: “I’m a dog, I’m always fighting and moving forward. There’s never a dull moment when I fight, compare me to Jake Paul.
“Look at Jake Paul’s last fight against Tyron Woodley. If you actually watch the whole thing, it was boring as f***.
“Yes, he got the spectacular knockout but before that, it was so actually trash. He got a dub but it was an ‘L’ of a performance.
“With me when I fight you are going to be entertained, every fight I’ve had has been entertaining.
“Imagine me with the crazy mentality but I now have technique. Instead of being overly aggressive I’m tactically aggressive.”
Logan Paul was beaten by KSI in their 2019 rematch
KSI wants to fight Jake Paul in a grudge match