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The British YouTuber-turned-boxer, who suffered the first defeat of his career by split decision against Tommy Fury in October, has claimed to be good friends with Speed despite the 18-year-old American regularly calling for a fight between the pair.
The two internet stars provided plenty of entertainment during last year’s Sidemen charity match, which saw Speed wipe out KSI with a ruthless tackle inside 17 seconds. Bouncing back during the Sidemen’s 2023 charity match in September, KSI saved Speed’s penalty to reignite the rivalry.
Speed took to social media last week demanding a fight against the 30-year-old, saying: ‘It’s that time I’ve been waiting to kick your a** for a long time.
‘When is the sparring match? Stop ignoring me and stop being scared drop a date now b****.’
KSI (left) has agreed to face fellow YouTube star iShowSpeed (right) in a sparring match
KSI (above) got his revenge on iShowSpeed after being wiped out by the YouTube star in the 2022 Sidemen charity match – saving his poor penalty in their 2023 game earlier this year
The live sparring match between KSI and Speed will be streamed on the latter’s YouTube channel at 4am on Saturday morning.
The unusual start time is set to coincide with Paul’s fight against August over in the United States.
It is not yet known whether fans will be permitted to watch the sparring match or exactly where in London the fight will take place.
Fellow YouTuber Jake Paul is training ahead of his December 15 fight against Andre August