KSI aka Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji is an internet personality, actor, YouTuber, rapper as well as a boxer. KSI registered his Youtube account, ‘KSIOlajideBT’ in 2009. He also co-founded another British Youtube Channel known as “Sidemen”. According to him, the acronym KSI stands for ” Knowledge, Strength, Integrity” while the BT in the previous alias ‘KSIOlajideBT’ is for British Telecom. He started his career on youtube by posting gaming commentary vlogs on FIFA due to his keen love for football. Later his vlogs got diverse as he began to post comedy videos.
KSI: Music & Acting Career
Earlier in his Youtube career, KSI wrote and produced many rap songs. On 23 March 2015, he debuted with his single,’Lamborghini’ which emphasised on British grime, MC P Money. This song was the most viewed video by KSI. Later due to his seriousness, towards music eight of his songs made it to the UK Singles Chart in top 40 among which three were in top 10. On 22 May 2020, his studio debut ‘Dissimulation’ was at the second place in the UK Singles Chart. In 2016, KSI starred in a British comedy film Laid in America. KSI: Can’t Lose is a 2018 documentary about KSI featuring the starting phase of his career.
KSI: Boxing Career
We witnessed KSI in three boxing matches until now. All of them being relatively high profile and as two amateur and one professional game. The first one was a white-collar amateur boxing battle between KSI and Joe Weller. Its purpose was to solve a conflict between KSI won with a technical knockout on 3 February 2018 at Copper Box Arena, London. KSI received a YouTube Boxing Championship Belt as a token.
On February 24, 2018, KSI and Logan Paul had a white-collar amateur boxing match which got labelled as “the largest event in YouTube history” and “the largest ever amateur boxing fight”. The fight ended in a majority draw. An announcement about the rematch between them occurred in September of 2019. This professional match got promoted by Eddie Hearn on 9 November 2019 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. KSI won the game by a split decision.
KSI: Claims and Some Other Rumours
KSI is confident about winning against the legendary Mike Tyson. The YouTuber claims that he can easily defeat the former world championship winner Mike Tyson in a boxing match. To fans, these claims by KSI does not make sense as he has only won one battle that too against an amateur YouTuber. However, KSI feels that his age will be of advantage in a match against Tyson.
We can think that this desire to face ‘Iron’ Mike in KSI is due to the rumours about Logan Paul’s next match. According to a word Paul is to fight Floyd Mayweather in his next game. But for the time being, this match is a very far possibility as Mike has his eyes on his return to boxing with a game opposite to Roy Jones Junior. Both the world championship winners will fight against each other on 28 November 2020 in California, Los Angeles. After this, Mike will be focusing on other potential opponents; his list will perhaps include KSI. For more such articles, stay tuned!