KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr live fight results, highlights from 2022 boxing fight: KSI claims knockout win

British social media sensation KSI needed little more than two minutes to extend his perfect professional boxing record to four wins with a one-punch knockout of late stand-in and fellow celebrity FaZe Temperrr at Wembley Arena.

Defending the cruiserweight title of his Misfits Boxing banner, which specialises in bouts featuring rookie fighters better known for their online profiles, the 29-year-old sent Temperrr to the canvas with a left hook inside the final minute of the opening round.

“I had a new technique and I wanted to show it – and damn, it worked,” said KSI, who bypassed his even less experienced opponent’s guard with a clobbering left hook before finishing the job and engaging in a face-off with businessman Joe Fournier.

“No disrespect to Fournier but I want Jake Paul. That’s the end game. I said I wanted it by the end of the year and I will get it.”

The 29-year-old – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – had been set to take on MMA fighter Dillon Danis, only for the training partner of two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor to pull out at 10 days’ notice.

Despite Danis’ decision, KSI and Temperrr, whose real name is Thomas Oliveira, still headlined a bill that enticed a sell-out crowd to the 12,500-capacity setting.

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(Leigh Dawney/Misfits Boxing)

Elsewhere on the card, Slim Albaher said he intends to drop down a weight division after retaining his light heavyweight title in a slugfest with Tom Zanetti, a DJ making his boxing debut with a chin that many an established fighter would be proud of on the evidence of the four-round chief support fight.

Slick stylist Salt Papi bided his time to take down Josh Brueckner with a display of judicious shot-picking in the second round of their cruiserweight contest, while former KSI victim Swarmz knocked out BMX stuntman Ryan Taylor with the first punch of their scrap and Elle Brooke won a bloody battle of influencers to knock out Faith Ordway.

Knockout week for KSI

When KSI pinned his helpless target to the ropes and produced a thudding finish, it resulted in celebrations worthy of a perfect week for the hugely popular Londoner in and out of the ring.

Professional eSports player Temperr had been working with Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, and looked to be feeling his way into his boxing bow when he was abruptly sent sprawling, bravely wobbling to his feet as the fight was rightly waved off.

Eccentric Danis’ pull-out led to concerns from some that it might derail the most high-profile night so far for Misfits, the organisation co-founded by KSI and Wasserman Boxing.

The show was a typically unusual and entertaining one in front of a huge crowd, though, with the huge crowd demonstrating why broadcasters DAZN announced a five-year deal during the week to broadcast all of KSI’s fights.

Wasserman boss Kalle Sauerland described the agreement as an “historic” one which would change the “dynamics of the entire ‘crossover’ boxing industry”, 

With more than 24 million YouTube followers, KSI is the posterboy of that industry in the UK and a man seizing on an appetite for crossover fights that has been on the rise since McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

KSI’s brother, Deji, lost to Mayweather in an exhibition in 2022, following in the footsteps of YouTuber Logan Paul in luring the boxing great back for a lucrative stunt.

Paul and KSI’s newly-launched energy drink, Prime, has also caused a frenzy in UK stores in recent days, leading to shortages of the sought-after product in another astute marketing move by KSI.

More to follow

The Sporting News provided results and analysis from KSI vs. Temperrr.

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KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr live results, updates

Round one: KSI knocks out FaZe Temperrr!

A right hand and guard-slicing left hook detonates as the end of the round nears. The flattened FaZe Temperrr has as much chance of returning to his feet and fighting on as a snail does of outrunning Usain Bolt, although he gamely tries and does groggily get up. It’s over!

10.40 p.m. GMT: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ receives a few jeers once it’s finished, faring poorly in this sold-out London arena in comparison to ‘God Save the King’.

We’re almost ready to roll. KSI shares a fist-bump with Kalle Sauerland, in a pink suit, while Temperrr has the flag of Brazil – his birthplace, as Thomas Oliveira – behind him in the opposite corner.

10.35 p.m. GMT: Right then. It’s an understand entrance from FaZe Temperr, making his way to the ring to the sound of Rick Ross’ ‘Hustlin” in a yellow and black FaZe Clan gown.

KSI follows him in a sleeveless predominantly white ensemble. The main pomp and circumstance awaits him, as the national anthems of the US and Great Britain are belted out in dramatic fashion by two opera singers.

10.25 p.m. GMT: Almost showtime! Here’s the tale of the tape for the headline bout tonight between KSI and his stand-in opponent.

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Slim Albaher beats Zanetti on points!

The fighters embrace after a wild war! Both men are magnanimous, Zanetti confessing that he was just trying to survive rather than acting on any more refined gameplan from the onset of that particularly frenzied third round.

Slim says he was tired because he’s fighting at too high a weight, which will be a bit inconvenient if he drops into a lighter division because he’s the Misfits light heavyweight champion. In common with almost everyone else on the card tonight, he says he wants a piece of KSI.

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(Leigh Dawney/Misfits Boxing)

Round four: Slim 10-9 Zanetti

It isn’t exactly Carl Froch vs. Jermain Taylor, but the final 30 seconds of this scrap provide a chaotic display of swinging, with both corners calling on their men to empty the tanks.

That experience with which Slim seemed to be prospering during the first two rounds has given way to a level of exhaustion that has deprived him of the ability to do much more than look a little quicker than Zanetti, both in terms of landing and evading shots.

Slim should win this unless the judges are taken in by Zanetti’s durability, which should stand him in good stead if he wants to extend his ring career. That said, Slim’s face is marked up heavily.

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(Leigh Dawney/Misfits Boxing)

Round three: Slim 9-10 Zanetti

Zanetti’s persistence pays off during the final minute of the round! Slim misses wildly with a straight right, then eats a left and a right hook, copping a black left eye and swelling and cuts to his forehead for his trouble.

He’s bobbing and weaving, judiciously trying to buy time so that he can recover on wobbly legs and just about rallying. Both men are ragged and breathing heavily in the brawl of the night so far!

Round two: Slim 10-9 Zanetti

Zanetti wants war and keeps coming forward but barely lands cleanly with any of the sledgehammer shots he near-constantly swings for.

The good news for the 33-year-old DJ is that his chin is far stronger than his skills. He keeps walking on to straight shots but Slim’s best isn’t enough to take him down as Zanetti’s face reddens.

Round one: Slim 10-9 Zanetti

Credit to Zanetti, who is game and keeps coming forward on his debut. His early smack talk is silenced after the opening minute though as Slim uses the experience of his fight fights to land with increasing regularity, including a left-right combination that lands near-enough flush with both shots.

Zanetti’s chin comes through it sturdily enough, but the best he can do is connect with a few blows to the body. Slim’s greater patience and cleaner work clearly gives him the edge.

9.47 p.m. GMT: You imagine there might be plenty of interesting subjects with whom master interviewer Louis Theroux could chat tonight.

He’s just watched Slim head into the ring to the tune of Backstreet Boys’ ‘I want it that Way’, accompanied by two breakdancers. Yorkshireman Zanetti grimaces at him and offers a few words of intended intimidation as the pair are given their final instructions. We’re almost ready for the opening bell of the chief support fight!

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(Leigh Dawney/Misfits Boxing)

9.35 p.m. GMT: On that evidence, Papi would give fellow rookie Jake Paul much more a fight than Logan Paul did Floyd Mayweather.

The elder Paul brother has immediately backed the chances of his sibling meeting tonight’s winner.

9.21 p.m. GMT: Salt Papi knocks out Josh Brueckner!

A straight left, bang on the button, ends it for Papi in round two, with Brueckner, who always looked unlikely to return to his feet from that thunderbolt, being counted out!

“He was too slow,” says the Filipino. “I want to fight Jake Paul. If KSI doesn’t want to fight Jake Paul, please send me to Jake Paul and I’ll fight him.” Slim – readying himself to fight Tom Zanetti next on the card tonight – or King Kenny are his more likely opponents in the near future.

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(Leigh Dawney/Misfits Boxing)

9.15 p.m. GMT: This cruiserweight contest kicks off in intriguing fashion: the ripped Brueckner is on his toes but cannot get within range of Papi, the self-proclaimed “smoothest” boxer on the bill.

In the final minute of the round, Papi unleashes a slick, rapid combination, shaking Brueckner up with a flurry of blows as he storms forward. The crowd respond, and Papi finishes with some showboating, summoning Brueckner forward.

You’d pick Papi as the stylist on that round. If it’s a tactical battle, he looks a sure bet.

9.10 p.m. GMT: British footballing cult hero Adebayo Akinfenwa – whose catchphrase is ‘Beast Mode’ and is one of the largest players ever to have taken to the pitch professionally – is the ring announcer for Salt Papi against Josh Brueckner!

When he was at AFC Wimbledon, Akinfenwa once scored a penalty across the road at Wembley Stadium in a playoff final to help his club secure promotion to the third tier of English football.

The beloved striker engages in a call-and-respond round with the crowd. “When I say Beast Mode, you say on,” he beckons. Stirring stuff.

8.55 p.m. GMT: Luis Alcaraz Pineda beats BDave by unanimous decision!

Pineda raises his hands aloft after deservedly earning the decision, although he still looks as exhausted as a man who’s just gone 15 rounds with a prime Muhammad Ali.

“I just want a clean fight and I’m ready to fight anyone I’m given,” says the Mexican, who will surely have to put in the miles if he is to avoid gassing against tougher opponents.

8.50 p.m. GMT: This has been a bewildering fight. Pineda clearly has the superior skills but BDave is full of heart and, in the third, a spent-looking Pineda, continuously drooling, goes down complaining about something.

Celebrity spot: British TV presenter Holly Willoughby is a prominent figure at ringside as the adversaries slug it out. She holds her hands to her lips as Pineda sinks to his knees at the final bell, knowing that he has almost certainly done enough to win on points this time.

8.45 p.m. GMT: Pineda gets busy on BDave, landing at will with heavy artillery. A hook nearly sends his opponent down. This is a far more menacing performance than he produced against KSI, although he gets drawn into a brawl and BDave sees out the round.

In the second, Pineda escapes a clinch and immediately floors BDave with a punishing right. The bell sounds in time to save him.

8.35 p.m. GMT: BDave enters the ring in red shorts to that backing track of modern boxing, Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’. It doesn’t have quite the usual effect, but you can’t blame him for going for the crowd-pleaser of choice these days.

The mystery boxer is… Luis Alcaraz Pineda, the 23-year-old pro boxer who lost to KSI in August! He brings to the ring a record of two wins and seven defeats. Here we go.

8.25 p.m. GMT: Want a surprise? BDave is about to leave his dressing room and still doesn’t know who he’s fighting. Nor do any of the pundits, because it’s the mystery figure from earlier who entered this place with a towel over his head.

KSI’s brother, Deji, has the answer but isn’t going to reveal it. “I know who it is but I don’t want to say who it is,” says the former Floyd Mayweather opponent.

Asked about a scrap with Swarmz, he tells DAZN: “I would destroy him but I want him to have a good career in this boxing ring. It’s been an amazing event with amazing fights so far.”

8.15 p.m. GMT: Oh dear. Swarmz lands his first punch on Taylor and appears to have caused some serious damage to one of his opponent’s eyes, possibly breaking his orbital bone.

“We’re good to go,” Taylor’s team tell him as the referee sends him to his corner to be checked. “I’ve got pain in the back of my head,” he replies. “What the f*** is this? I can’t see out of my eye.”

It’s clearly not wise to carry on, as Taylor’s entourage eventually concede. Swarmz celebrates and makes mention of the winning shot being “my f****** jab.”

8.10 p.m. GMT: BMX stuntman Ryan Taylor heads towards the ring to the sound of Kelis’ ‘Millionaire’. Former KSI victim Swarmz is waiting for him in there.

Taylor has a tattoo reading ‘Chase your Dreams’ across his chest and has lost one and drawn one of his fights. That bout with KSI was Swarmz’s only fight in his career so far.

This one’s scheduled for three rounds.

8 p.m. GMT: Crikey. In a brutal, bloody fight, OnlyFans favourite Elle Brooke, whose most recent post to her Instagram following of more than 577,000 involved an extremely risque Santa outfit and a promise of “yellow snow”, has battered Faith Ordway in the first round.

Ordway’s following of more than a million eclipses Brooke’s vast reach, but her face ended up a bloody mess as she decided to forego any discernible defence in an all-action fight in which she landed plenty of her own shots on her way to being knocked out. That takes Brooke to a perfect two-fight record!

7.50 p.m. GMT: In the first fight of the night, Idris Virgo cruised to a decision victory over Anthony Taylor, who produced a bit of a singsong when he was asked for a prediction earlier.

Unfortunately for Taylor, we wasn’t on-song in the ring. Virgo decked him on numerous occasions, securing a 40-32 victory on all three scorecards.

7.45 p.m. GMT: There’s a great deal of excitement going on in the pre-fight coverage right now. A fighter is being led into the arena by hand by a minder with a towel over their heads.

The action has just cut to musician Big Zuu – 197,000 Instagram followers and counting – trying to get into the mystery combatant’s dressing room, only to fail to bribe a bouncer to allow him entry in front of the cameras. All will be revealed at around 8.20 p.m GMT, apparently.

7.30 p.m. GMT: Before the bouts begin, don’t forget to follow our dedicated boxing channels on Twitter and Instagram.

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7.15 p.m. GMT: KSI is in the building! He reckons Temperrr will be bidding for a fight on the outside at range – here’s what he’s had to say.

7 p.m. GMT: YouTuber Temperrr beat King Kenny in March 2022 via unanimous decision. The bout was initially called in favor of Kenny but was reversed following an appeal. In August, Temperrr lost to Slim Albaher via knockout, but he hit back to knock out Overtflow in November.

With more than two million YouTube subscribers, Temperrr believes boxing can be his true future. 

6.45 p.m. GMT: KSI made his amateur boxing debut in 2018, beating Joe Weller, and went on to fight Logan Paul to a draw in August of that year at the Manchester Arena.

The two were elevated to the pro ranks, and KSI beat Paul via split decision inside the Staples Center. KSI returned to action in August 2022, beating Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda in one night.

Whenever KSI is in action, he is thinking about legacy. While talking about mental health in an interview with Men’s Health, KSI compared controlling one’s mind to controlling the ring. 

“I go into warrior mode,” KSI stated. “If someone challenges me, it’s like, ‘You’re not going to take away anything I’ve worked hard for. My legacy is on the line. If you challenge my legacy, then you will get knocked out.”’

6.30 p.m. GMT: Tonight’s stand-in co-headliner, FaZe Temperr, has talked up his new-found passion for pugilism. “I care more about boxing than posting content online,” Temperrr told MMA Fighting.

“It’s cool, but it’s not my passion anymore. It’s been a while that I don’t love creating content anymore, that I don’t have as much fun as I used to when I started. With boxing and fighting, that’s something I really have fun doing.”

When is KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr?

  • Date: Saturday, January 14 | Sunday, January 15
  • Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT
  • Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. GMT | 9:15 a.m. AEDT (approx.)

KSI and FaZe Temperrr fight on January 14. The main card should begin around 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT. KSI and Temperrr should make their way to the ring around 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. GMT | 9:15 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr

The KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr fight card will be available through DAZN PPV. 

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. January 14 DAZN PPV
Canada Sat. January 14 DAZN PPV
United Kingdom Sat. January 14 DAZN PPV
Australia Sun. January 15 DAZN PPV

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KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr PPV price: How much does the card cost

  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in the U.S., $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K. 
  • DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 in the U.S., $150 in Canada

When it comes to the PPV price on DAZN, U.S. subscribers will have to pay $39.99. 

For those in Canada, subscribers will have to pay CAD $39.99. 

In the U.K., an additional £11.99 will need to be paid by fans.

In Australia, fight fans will have to play AUD 14.99.

KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr fight card 

  • KSI def FaZe Temperrr
  • Slim Albaher def. Tom Zanetti 
  • Salt Papi def. Josh Brueckner 
  • Swarmz def. Ryan Taylor
  • Elle Brooke def. Faith Ordway
  • Luis Pineda def. BDave
  • Idris Virgo def.Anthony Taylor

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