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“This Is What Boxing Has Turned Into”: Fans Slam ‘795.9lbs’ KSI vs Joe Fournier Undercard

Published 05/13/2023, 7:45 AM EDT

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On May 13th, the OVO Arena Wembley is primed to witness the action-packed 6-round bout between the YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI and the businessman-turned-boxer Joe Fournier. Fournier carries a perfect record of 9-0, and on the other hand, KSI has also managed to win every single bout against his fellow YouTubers until now. But it’s not the same this time, as Fournier is the professional boxer and if KSI secures a victory over him, he’d have done what his boxing rival, Jake Paul desired to attain against Tommy Fury. The pair will go against each other for the Misfits cruiserweight title.

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So the main event is definitely going to interest a lot of boxing fans, but even the undercards of the event are getting a lot of attention. One of the fights, between the combined 759.9lbs Heavyweight YouTuber boxers, Wings of Redemption (weighed 404.3lbs) and Boogie2988 (weighed 391.6lbs), was something that caught the attention of a lot of viewers. The former is well known for his Call of Duty gameplays, while the latter is famous for his comical character, ‘Francis’, in numerous comedy sketches.

The YouTubers will go against each other for three rounds of only 1 and a half minutes, and during their face-off, both fighters didn’t hold back from showing off their upper skin, and because of this the fans just couldn’t catch a break. They talked about this unique match-up brought by the Misfits & DAZN Series: X 007.


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Fans react to the KSI vs. Joe Fournier undercard fight

One of the users showed their disappointment about this fight, as they had expected more from the sport of boxing.

Another fan was also on the same tangent as the previous viewer about this fight being a degradation of the sport.


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Another fan talked about how such fights are becoming doom for the sport. They’re transforming this “noble art into a circus”.

A Twitter user dropped a prediction in the comments and wrote that both fighters will be tired just after the first round.

There also were some fans who kept themselves away from harsh criticism and gave their opinions in a humble way. A user named Chao’s House talked about how he appreciates these fighters accepting the challenge to work on themselves and getting inside the ring in front of millions, to put that work to the test. And there’s no reason to hate such individuals.


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Another fan, Alex Alvarado, made it clear that they never had a problem with the influencer boxer but think that these fighters should take more time for preparation. As they don’t seem ready right now and may hurt themselves.


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Many fans feel this to be the degradation of the sport, while some of them believe it’s definitely a unique take on an influencer boxing event. What are your thoughts about this undercard fight? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Shibu Immanuel