KSI and Tommy Fury Headline Star-Studded PRIME Boxing Card Saturday


  • KSI is growing in odds but is still a sizable underdog against Fury
  • Fury beat Jake Paul via split-decision in February earlier in 2023
  • Paul is a massive favorite over Danis, who has harassed Paul’s fiancé online during the build-up

The biggest event in crossover boxing—and potentially, boxing—is happening this weekend with co-main events between Tommy Fury and KSI, as well as Logan Paul and Dillon Danis.

The “PRIME Card,” named after KSI and Paul’s drink company PRIME, will feature professional boxers, YouTubers, rappers, and entertainers. The event will get underway from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England at 7:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. ET).

KSI, real name Olajide Olatunji, is gaining momentum on boxing betting lines but is still a +280 underdog at FanDuel Sportsbook. Paul is a -580 favorite over Danis.

KSI, Tommy Fury ready for battle

Fury was last in the ring in February when he defeated American online entertainer-turned boxer Jake Paul (Logan’s brother) in a split decision in Saudi Arabia. KSI was part of a no-contest against 9-0 professional Joe Fournier which ended with an accidental elbow from KSI to Fournier’s temple during a close-range exchange.

The bout between the two came about after KSI failed to agree to terms on a fight with Jake Paul, whom he has a longstanding beef with. He challenged Fury to a fight after it became evident that he would not be fighting his rival to prove that he could defeat the man that Paul recently lost to.

Fury is 9-0 with four wins coming by way of knockout. Many boxing experts and fans hold his last performance against Paul as the best of his career.

The half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been adamant during the build-up to this fight that Paul is better than KSI, and this fight will be no challenge for him. He’s also said numerous times that this is the hardest he’s trained, and he is prepared to step forward and hunt for a knockout.

KSI is 4-0 (three KOs) with one no-contest as a professional. He made his pro debut against Logan Paul in a split-decision victory in 2019 but was out of the ring until 2022. He fought rapper Swarmz (real name Brandon Scott) and pro boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda on the same night, knocking out both, and beat YouTuber FaZe Temperrr via first-round knockout in January.

Unibet has the most favorable betting odds for KSI of online sportsbooks at the time of writing with +250 odds of a victory.

Co-main and other fights

Although KSI and Fury will be the final fight of the night, the co-main event between Paul and Danis has captured the most intrigue online.

Danis has engaged in back-and-forths with the Paul brothers for years and has spent months during the pre-fight build-up posting unflattering images of Paul’s fiancé with other men. He’s also accused Paul of taking steroids and demanded he be tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which Paul said he would agree to if Danis agreed to wager his entire purse on the fight’s outcome.

Danis is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert by trade and is best-known for training with Conor McGregor. He’s 2-0 as a professional MMA artist and was scheduled to fight KSI earlier this year before he backed out and Fournier filled in.

Paul’s only professional boxing match was the 2019 loss to KSI, but he went eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match in June, 2021. He’s currently signed to WWE and has amazed fans with his high-flying theatrics and natural charisma.

According to the implied probability of FanDuel’s odds, Paul has an 85.3% chance to win, while Danis has an 18.2% chance. As of Wednesday, 63.3% of bets were in favor of Paul.

Here’s the full list of fights on the PRIME card.

Main Event

  • KSI vs. Tommy Fury
  • Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis
  • Salt Papi vs. Slim
  • Deen the Great vs. Walid Sharks
  • King Kenny vs. Anthony Taylor
  • Whindersson Nunes Batista vs. My Mate Nate
  • Nichlmao & Alex Wassabi vs. Luis Pineda & B Dave

Preliminary Card

  • Swarmz vs. Ryan Taylor
  • Astrid Wett vs. Alexia
  • Chase DeMoor vs. Tempo Arts
  • S-X vs. DTG

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