EVENT TO BE BROADCAST IN MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD LIVE ON DAZN AND ON DAZN PPV IN THE UK, IRELAND, US, CANADA, FRANCE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SWEDEN, NETHERLANDS & MEXICO
The full card for the highly-anticipated grudge match between KSI and Faze has been announced ahead of their showdown at OVO Arena Wembley Jan 14th. The thrilling fights includes a huge co-main bout between Slim vs. Tom Zanetti, as well as a stacked supporting cast consisting of Salt Papi vs. Josh Brueckner, Ryan Taylor vs. Swarmz, Joe Fournier vs. Tony Christodoulou, Faith Ordway vs. Elle Brooke and Anthony Taylor vs. Idris Virgo.
The event will be broadcast in markets around the world on DAZN and on DAZN PPV, in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada , France, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands & Mexico. Tickets for the fight are available now at misfitsboxing.com.
Full undercard below:
Slim vs. Tom Zanetti
Sulieman “Slim” Albaher is becoming the heavy-hitting dangerman of crossover boxing. From New York, ‘The Hitman’ is gaining notoriety for stoppage wins after a destructive amateur career, followed by his TKO win against Fousey in 2019 and his knockout win over Faze Temperrr at The O2 in London.
From Leeds to Ibiza, Yorkshire’s Tom Zanetti is a global name within dance music, having scored Top Ten hits, accumulated over 20 million streams, and just under 4 million views on YouTube. By taking out a huge knockout artist like Slim, the dynamic DJ may have to put the music on hold as he stakes his claim as a champion within the crossover boxing world.
Salt Papi vs. Josh Brueckner
Salt Papi was raised in England with a Filipino background, and transitioned from seasoning star to boxing prospect as he created videos showing his weight-loss transformation through his love of the sport. In March of 2022 he made his crossover boxing debut as he conquered Halal Ham over three rounds, resulting in a unanimous decision win. He then faced Andy Warski as he produced a highlight-reel knockout in the opening of the first round to steal the limelight from the sold out MF & DAZN: X Series 001 at the sold out O2 in London.
Josh Brueckner is both a social media star as well an MMA fighter, who has developed a big social following for creating fitness videos alongside his wife Katie on their channel Jatie Vlogs. He started out in amateur MMA with an undefeated record of 7-0, before moving to professional MMA. He made his crossover boxing debut on the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul II when he beat Tyler Smith via unanimous decision.
Ryan Taylor vs. Swarmz
Ryan Taylor is a World champion BMX rider, YouTube superstar and serial Entrepreneur. Taylor went toe-to-toe with one of crossover boxing’s biggest hitters in Slim, and showed the world his toughness and determination when inside the ring.
After featuring in the MF & DAZN: X SERIES 001 event against KSI, Swarmz is returning to the ring at Wembley, continuing his transition into crossover boxing where either he or Taylor will have the chance to bounce back with a huge win at 004!
Joe Fournier vs. Tony Christodoulou
Joe Fournier holds an undefeated professional boxing record with 9 wins, with 1 no contest. The successful entrepreneur is the former holder of the WBA International Light-Heavyweight title which saw him ranked as high as 11th with the governing body. Having returned to the professional ranks in 2021 after a five-year hiatus, and an 8-round exhibition loss to former World Champion David Haye, he is back to take on former professional MMA fighter Tony Christodoulou.
Christodoulou’s pedigree as a former UFC fighter with 20 professional fights on some of MMA’s grandest stages, and undefeated amateur record, presents Fournier with one of his toughest challenges to date. Christodoulou has had a brief hiatus from the ring that consisted of 13 wins, mirroring Fournier’s break from fighting, to make this a level playing field and an unbelievably exciting match up.
Faith Ordway vs. Elle Brooke
Faith Ordway has made name as a social media celebrity, most notably through TikTok. With over 4 million followers, the American has turned to the sport of crossover boxing as her new challenge.
Fellow social media star Elle Brooke follows up her successful debut against AJ Bunker in this new year cracker.
Anthony Taylor vs. Idris Virgo
Having stepped away from an MMA career where he was on a five-fight win streak Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Tayloris ready to show his opponent, and crossover boxing, he’s here to make further waves after a knockout win against Ashley Rak-Su at MF & DAZN: X Series 002 in Sheffield.
Idris Virgo is an influencer and former contestant on Love Island who is looking to dust off his boxing skills as he aims to build on his previous 13 boxing bouts, with a tremendously impressive record of 12-0-1.
This blockbuster event will be available around the world on DAZN and on DAZN PPV in Australia ($AU 14.99 for current subscribers), Canada (CAD $39.99 for current subscribers), France (€9.99 for current subscribers), Netherlands (€9.99 for current subscribers), Mexico ($MXN 99 for current subscribers), New Zealand ($NZ 14.99 for current subscribers), Sweden (SEK 99 for current subscribers) , the UK/Ireland (£11.99/€11.99 for current subscribers) and the U.S. ($39.99 for current subscribers).
A pioneering, YouTuber (fourth most followed channel for a British artist behind Ed Sheeran, One Direction and Adele) approaching 20 billion cumulative views, his 40.8 million subscribers know him as a creator, an artist, a mate who brings the passion (and the jokes) to whatever he does. He’s a businessman with a portfolio of interests, from owning his own music label, The Online Takeover and his own boxing promotions company, Misfits Boxing to one of the fastest growing beverages, his Prime Hydration drink (recently partnered with Arsenal FC) is set to surpass $140 million in revenue in its first year. As a performer and all-round entertainer, he can light up stages (Reading, TRNSMT, a Wembley headline) and screen: an upcoming documentary for Prime Video, produced by Louis Theroux, promises to lift the lid on the extraordinary life of the 29-year-old from Watford. And as a boxer, the amateur-turned-professional fighter is undefeated, with his last bout, against Logan Paul at Los Angeles Staples Centre in 2019, a global pay-per-view knockout. 27th August will mark his return to the ring when he steps out at London’s O2 to fight Alex Wassabi. As a musician with over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners, he’s also well-versed in coming out on top. His second album, summer 2021’s All Over the Place entered the charts at #1, an emphatic follow-up to the previous year’s debut, Dissimulation, a #2 hit which was the biggest selling debut album of 2020. In rapid succession there’s been a flurry of hits, on his own merits (making him the British Breakthrough Artist of 2020) and with others (Don’t Play with Anne-Marie, Lighter with Nathan Dawe), making for eight Top Ten singles in total. As prolific as he is innovative, KSI was the only artist to be nominated twice in the Song of the Year category at the 2022 Brit Awards. That’s KSI in 2022: in the ring and in the charts, he’s punching well above his weight. Get ready for his next knockout.
Misfits Boxing is a new radical and revolutionary promotional partnership between megastar KSI, Proper Loud and Wasserman Boxing. Coming to take over the crossover boxing industry and continue to make waves within the space after a sell-out inaugural event at London’s O2 Arena, as well as an electric night at 002 in Sheffield. The collaboration between Misfits Boxing and DAZN for the MF & DAZN: X Series is set to pave the way for the future of crossover boxing to provide the highest calibre of events within the genre, across the whole of the sports and entertainment industry. Stars from all corners of the globe and all formats of the entertainment world will be putting their will to the test, as Misfits Boxing guarantees the greatest crossover boxing spectacle the world has ever seen.