BRITISH YouTube sensation KSI is set to make his return to boxing against American internet star Austin McBroom.
KSI – real name Olijade Olatunji – last fought in November 2019, when he defeated Logan Paul via a decision in Los Angeles.
The win has aged particularly well, given Paul’s recent display against Floyd Mayweather.
And KSI is finally ready to re-enter the ring.
Former college basketball star McBroom, 29, recently headlined the YouTubers vs TikTokers event – annihilating Bryce Hall in the main event.
KSI was less than impressed, writing: “I would beat every single person on that card. Including Austin, Gib.”
McBroom wasted little time in responding, saying: “I’m ready whenever you are.”
KSI then replied: “Great warm-up. I’m ready.”
But how do the two stars compare?
KSI has fought three times, including two amateur bouts – beating Joe Weller and Paul – with a draw against the latter sandwiched between.
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McBroom, meanwhile, has one significant fight to speak of – the easy win over Hall earlier this month.
KSI has a bigger social media presence, boasting an impressive 9.7million Instagram followers compared to McBroom’s still significant tally of 6.8m.
And as well as more followers, he also has a big advantage when it comes to career earnings.
KSI is believed to be worth a cool £16m.
While McBroom is reportedly worth around £1.4m.
KSI rose to fame as a teenager, gaining a huge following through his Fifa videos.
McBroom, meanwhile, achieved an decent college basketball career in the States – averaging 21 points a game in the 2015-16 season before going undrafted in that year’s NBA draft.
Not everyone is impressed by the prospect of this bout, however, not least Jake Paul.
The Problem Child, brother of KSI’s old rival Logan, slammed KSI, accusing his brother’s conqueror of ducking him.
He wrote online: “[Laugh out loud]. KSI immediately jumping at the opportunity to fight Austin.
“I guess ‘music tours’ and ‘Covid’ were only in the way of him fighting me.”