Deji stopped Fousey in the third round of their contest to snap his three-fight losing streak. KSI’s brother came into the fight having lost all three of his previous boxing bouts against Jake Paul, Vinnie Hacker, and Alex Wassabi.
But on the night, the YouTube star was a completely different beast as he slipped and ripped his way to victory. In the opening round, Deji started off proceedings with a punishing straight left from the southpaw stance that set the precedent for the rest of the fight.
Jabbing and moving, the internet sensation showed a poise and control few have mastered in the YouTube boxing scene. His judgement of range and distance impressed as he showed the qualities of a solid novice boxer.
After round one it was clear there was a gulf in talent, Fousey struggled to lay a glove on the Brit and was sent stumbling backwards on more than occasion from a thudding jab. Deji’s lead hand continued to cause problems for the American in the following round as swelling began to show around his left eye.
Then, at the end of the second, Fousey was sent to the canvas by a sharp jab straight down the pipe. Despite a spirited effort in the third, Fousey was eventually stopped when the towel was thrown in following another ram-rodding shot.
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