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Donagh Corby

KSI knocks out FaZe Temperrr in first round to leave rival lying on canvas

KSI viciously knocked out Faze Temperrr at Wembley Arena to continue his boxing comeback and move a step closer to a big-money clash with Jake Paul.

The stars were out in force for a night of at times tough-to-watch influencer boxing, with Caspar Lee, Louis Theroux and the Sidemen among those cheering on the Brit in his latest comeback fight. They joined a raucous sold-out crowd at the OVO Arena, Wembley, the majority of whom were in attendance to catch a glimpse of KSI, one of the UK's biggest social media stars.

There were knockouts galore on the undercard, with only two fights going the distance as a host of YouTube and Tik Tok stars took the ring in 10oz gloves. But KSI saved the best for last as he flattened Temperrr within a matter of seconds, despite a considerable size disadvantage against the Brazilian.

KSI (right) celebrates victory against FaZe Temperrr (PA)

The Brit was due to be face Dillon Danis in the night's main event before the controversial MMA fighter pulled out on just ten days' notice, leaving Temperrr to step up as replacement. The bout started sloppy as KSI continued his wild swinging attack while the bigger Temperrr attempted to stick behind his jab.

However, that manic style from KSI worked perfectly as with his first big shot he put Temperrr down with a massive right-left combination. The Brazilian attempted to beat the count, but he slumped to the ground and the fight was called, handing KSI his first reel highlight-reel victory after a series of solid wins.

He moves on to a May pay-per-view date, most likely with former WBA light-heavyweight international champion Joe Fournier who was in attendance at ringside to watch on. The 9-0 Brit was once ranked in the top 15 at 175lb, and will be the biggest test yet of KSI's career to date.

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"Make some noise in here," said KSI. "I said I wanted a KO, I said I wanted round one and here we are baby. I want you guys to understand the levels. Look at what Swarmz did to Ryan Taylor, look at what Pineda did to BDave. I am telling you, I'm on a different level.

"We're going again, I'm hungry, Joe Fournier, I want a piece of that, Woodley, I want a piece of that, Slim I want a piece of that. I need to be tested, I need more tests before I reach the final level, the final point, Jake motherf***ing Paul.

"I need to be tested, I need more tests before I reach the final level, the final point, Jake motherf***ing Paul. "That's the end game, I said I want it end of the year, and I will. Trust. I would destroy [Joe]. First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for coming through. You guys are the reason I do this, you've always supported me through highs and lows, you are the reason I do what I do, thank you."

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