By: Sean Cross
Some fighters want to be seen as the next Muhammad Ali. Others want to be seen as the next Jake Paul. Looks like British social media star KSI is looking to compete with social media star boxer Paul in boxing’s biggest novelty act. For Saturday’s 2-6 in London, Luis Alcaraz Pineda played Jess Willard to KSI’s Jack Dempsey as the Internet celebrity beat him in front of the pay-per-view. After being knocked down 7 times in 3 rounds, the referee thankfully put Pineda out of action.
Of course, Pineda was only KSI’s second fight of the day. The 29-year-old Brit, who plays George Foreman, also took on a hip-hop act called Swarmz. Needless to say, rookie boxer Swarmz, who reportedly lost some weight for the event, will probably never step into the ring again. KSI swept the floor with him for two, successfully knocking out a last-minute substitute who didn’t stand up to luck.