BRITISH YouTube star KSI has announced he will make his boxing return on August 27.
KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – last boxed in 2019 beating Logan Paul in a scrappy split-decision win.
He has since focussed on his fledging music career which has ruled out a comeback to the ring.
But KSI has now confirmed he WILL fight again and teased his return against an unnamed opponent with a social media video.
He captioned the post:"I’m back."
KSI, 28, first boxed in a white collar bout in 2018 against online rival Joe Weller, 26, winning with a third round TKO.
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The same year, he drew against American Paul, 27, in Manchester which set up their rematch a year later.
But controversially, the pair turned professional with Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn staging the fight.
It again went the six round distance with KSI recovering from a knockdown to beat Paul, who suffered had a two point deduction.
KSI was then lined up to fight his brother Jake, 25, who in 2020 beat the Londoner's friend "AnEsonGib".
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The grudge match never materialised but Jake has since improved to 5-0, as the most successful boxer who transitioned from the YouTube space.
Jake now advises social media influencer Alex Wassabi, 31, who recently beat KSI's brother Deji.
The celebrity prizefighter is now advising Wassabi and brokering talks for a fight against KSI.
Jake told The Mirror: "We're shooting for that KSI fight in August.
"I think it could very easily happen, it's just from KSI's side him actually getting in the ring, he keeps on talking about it and he's been talking about it for what seems like years now.
"So who knows if he actually is going to put down the microphone and pick up the boxing gloves.
"Because there's a lot at risk for him and I don't think his ego can take a loss, so I don't know if the money is going to be worth him losing in the ring."
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