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KSI defeats Joe Fournier via second-round knockout

The fight was over quickly.

KSI scored a knockout victory against Joe Fournier at MF & DAZN: X Series 007 in London.

The 29-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer claimed his second win of 2023, also having defeated FaZe Temper in January. Having acknowledged that Fournier represented his biggest challenge thus far, KSI was full of energy from the opening bell and took an aggressive stance, backing his opponent up for much of the first round and landing a number of shots.

Fournier came out to start the second round a bit more assertive, keeping the fight in the middle of the ring and asking question of KSI. However, that all changed in an instant when KSI landed a big overhand right to stun the 40-year-old before connecting with the knockout blow second later.

Replays appeared to show KSI striking Fournier with an elbow on the deciding shot, but the victor was having none of it after the fight.

“I hit him with a massive shot, and he was dazed,” KSI said immediately after the fight. 

“He was scrambling, trying to hold on to me for dear life. I was like, ‘brother, nah, nah, nah. It’s D-Day. Your soul is mine.'”

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