2 Fights 1 Night Analysis and Betting Pick: KSI vs. Swarmz

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KSI performs on the Main Stage during the TRNSMT Festival on Glasgow Green. Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP

With the UFC taking a week off and the elite-level world of boxing removed from the schedule until the return of Andy Ruiz Jr. next weekend, the upcoming combat sports calendar for Saturday, August 27, is rather bleak.

However, for those unbothered by the level of competition placed inside the ring, DAZN is debuting their newly-established X Series with a plethora of well-known YouTube and social media influencers taking center stage.

KSI vs. Swarmz

DAZN: X Series 001 Cruiserweight Main Card Bout

Saturday, August 27, 2022 – 02:00 PM EDT at 02 Arena

Fight Overview

KSI, the former opponent, and successor over Logan Paul, is the event’s most prominent attraction as he attempts to prove a point and fight two opponents in one night.

The event has been labeled ‘2 Fights 1 Night’ for this reason, as the 29-year-old will face rapper and boxing newcomer Swarmz before taking on a professional boxer in Luis Alcaraz Pineda.

While the contest between KSI and Pineda undoubtedly delivers more intrigue and a more formidable challenge for the British social media star, his matchup versus Swarmz provides more interest and general hype.

KSI Analysis

  • Professional record: 1-0 (vs. Logan Paul)

The reality is, although it’s a testament to any boxer to compete in multiple fights in one night, that KSI is taking on some tune-up bouts in his boxing return.

Swarmz is significantly lesser experienced, and Pineda has a losing record with minimal information regarding his boxing career online. KSI isn’t a full-time boxer, but his experience in the ring and continuous years of training give him a huge advantage when taking on a debuting fighter.

This event will be a money generator and warm-up for KSI to return to fighting shape following a two-year layoff.

KSI Best Available Odds: (-1200) at BetOnline (Visit our BetOnline Review).

Swarmz Analysis

  • Professional record: 0-0 (debut)

Outside of his rap career and social media presence, there isn’t much known about Swarmz’ boxing skillset. He’s been referred to as a “tough guy”, but those attributes won’t necessarily generate into a boxing ring where athleticism and longevity are important factors.

Swarmz was notably a talented soccer player during his youth and even played at Fulham’s youth academy and had a brief stint in the English non-league. T

his could provide some unknown physical attributes that assist him in the ring, but the red flags begin to wave whenever a debuting boxer has had just three weeks to train.

Swarmz Best Available Odds: (+800) at BetOnline

2 Fight 1 Night: Ksi vs. Swarmz Fight Breakdown

How Can KSI Beat Swarmz?

Power, size, athleticism, and experience are all in favor of KSI. Unless Swarmz owns a level of power that we’re unaware of, he will be up against a fighter in KSI who’s been here before.

KSI wasn’t the most technical boxer last time we saw him compete, but there’s been two years and a lot of training that he’s since undergone. What we did see versus Logan Paul was his aggression and power, two factors I can’t envision the inexperienced Swarmz handling very well.

Can Swarmz Defeat KSI?

I wouldn’t be surprised if Swarmz is strictly turning up for the pay cheque because the other variables surrounding the fight are seemingly against his chance of victory.

At the end of the day, this is a fight between two low-level boxers; anything can happen. With that said, I don’t give Swarmz a high probability chance of success outside of a puncher’s chance.

KSI vs. Swarmz Betting Prediction and Odds

The current odds at the top-rated sportsbooks are heavily favoring KSI; this should come as no surprise as we previously mentioned that he’s facing a low level of competition.

Enjoy the show, and don’t go wild with your bankroll, but when the KSI knockout prop becomes available, I wouldn’t be opposed to putting a sprinkle on him to defeat Swarmz via KO/TKO.

Boxing Pick: KSI ML (-1500) at BetOnline

*The line and/or odds on picks in this article might have moved since the content was commissioned. For updated line movements, visit BMR’s free betting odds product.


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