The duo have been exchanging barbs for months and this evening’s showdown represents something of a step up for the YouTube sensation.
While it’s still unlikely to earn KSI the worldwide respect of boxing purists, Fournier is at least a professional with an undefeated record of 9-0. Previously, he has shared the ring with former world champion and good friend David Haye.
Putting a win over Fournier on his record would be another feather in the cap for KSI as he turns his attentions towards Tommy Fury and then what would be a money-spinning meeting with arch-rival Jake Paul. Here’s everything you need to know about fight night.
KSI vs Fournier date, start time, venue and ring walks
The event takes place at London’s Wembley Arena and the action will get underway at 7pm BST tonight on Saturday May 13, 2023.
Ring walks for the main event are scheduled for 9.30pm but they are subject to change depending on how the other fights go.
KSI vs Fournier fight card/undercard in full
KSI’s brother Deji is the chief support act of the night against rapper Swarmz. Salt Papi, one of the most popular YouTube boxers around, also meets the outspoken Anthony Taylor.
KSI vs Joe Fournier
Deji vs Swarmz
Salt Papi vs Anthony Taylor
Paigey Cakey bt Tennessee Thresh
Viruzz bt DK Money via KO
Lil Bellsy bt Lil Kymchii via UD
Wings of Redemption bt Boogie2988 via UD
Luis Nestor vs Archie
How to watch KSI vs Fournier
TV channel: KSI vs Fournier is being shown live tonight via sport streaming platform DAZN, which is available on smart TVs and now also via Sky channel 429.
It’s DAZN pay-per-view, meaning a cost of £19 for fans in the UK.
Live stream: The DAZN app and website will offer a live stream service online across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles and more. A subscription to DAZN currently starts from £9.99 per month in the UK.
LIVE coverage: You can also follow the entire event live tonight with Standard Sport’s dedicated fight blog.
KSI vs Fournier prediction
Fournier certainly has the backing of Haye and boasts much more in the way of serious pedigree than KSI’s previous opponents.
Still, KSI has more experience on big fight nights and holds key advantages in terms of both speed and power.
KSI to win via early KO.
KSI vs Fournier weigh-in results
At Friday’s fiery weigh-in, Fournier tipped the scales at 179.5lbs, with KSI coming in lighter at 177.6lbs.
KSI vs Fournier latest odds
KSI to win: 1/5
Fournier to win: 4/1
KSI to win by KO or TKO: 8/11
KSI to win by points or decision: 13/5
Fournier to win by KO or TKO: 10/1
Fournier to win by points or decision: 13/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).