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What we learnt from the KSI v Temper press conference


Just a few days out now from what promises to be an explosive card, the final press conference took place. 15,000 people watched live on YouTube, as fight day looms, but what did we learn?


First lets learn more about the main event.


On Saturday, the social media star turned boxer KSI (4-0-1 in the influencer boxing scene) was supposed to take on the 29-year-old MMA fighter Dillon Danis (2-0 in MMA). Danis pulled out of the fight, thus Faze Temperrr (2-1-0) entered the fray.


When KSI faces Temper of the Faze Clan, it will be his sixth bout, and he will be aiming to put on a fight. After fighting twice in one night on the first-ever Misfits card, when he knocked out both Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda, this will be KSI's third bout with the organisation.


On the Misfits x DAZN 004 card, KSI, real name Olajide Williams Olatunji, will be up against a fresh obstacle as he prepares to face his first southpaw opponent.


Temper, whose real name is Thomas Oliveira, is a rangy technical southpaw who is 6 feet 4 inches tall. He recently defeated Overtflow in the first round by knockout after previously defeating King Kenny and the "hitman" Slim.


Both boxers displayed their skill sets and slickness during their public walkouts. While Temper displayed his desire to box on the outside, KSI came out firing on all cylinders, displaying his angels, speed, and combos.


Temper has stated his desire to knock KSI out, casting doubt on UK judges after his victory over Kenny was initially ruled a loss. KSI will be aiming to cut the gap and expose Tempers inferior inside game, as displayed by Slim, and will be looking to finish his opponent's match early.


The press conference kicked off with a heated exchange between former KSI opponent Swarmz and Ryan Taylor, who had previously faced off against Slim. Their online arguments continued into the press conference, where Swarmz predicted a knockout in the second round and Ryan Taylor used the rapper's decline in his music career to attempt to get under his skin.


Josh Brueckner and Salt Papi squared off in what has been labelled the "main event for the people." These two, according to commentator Wade, are the "influencers boogeyman," and now they're going to fight, claiming the winner is a "guaranteed superstar" and it's clear to see why. Both are really skilled fighters who have strength and a lot of heart. At the end of the face off, Salt Papi turned to face KSI and challenged him to fight him next, claiming he would be KSI's biggest test, something a lot of people would agree with.


The co-main event between Tom Zanetti and Slim came next. Slim will enter the match with a record of 5-0, 4 of which by knockout, while Tom will make his debut. Many people think Zanetti will pull off the surprise victory because of the skill he showed during his open workout, where he put together flashy combos and demonstrated his power. Slim defeated Faze Temper in his last outing and will want to improve his record on Saturday by becoming 6-0, putting him closer to a potential outing with KSI. Slim asserted that he will match and outperform anything Zanetti does, contrary to Tom's promise that he will take off Slim's chin.


It was finally time for the major event, and both guys entered the stage with a cool confidence. Both men had a great deal of respect for one another and were smiling as they talked their game, having been friends. Then, to KSI's hilarity, Temperr asserted that this would be their toughest struggle.


Before promising to knock out his opponent, KSI made a lot of bold statements about his goal to destroy everyone in this scene, including Tyrone Woodley, Jake Paul, and Slim, claiming he would do so with ease and by knockout.


Anthony Taylor and KSI got into a verbal confrontation on the sidelines. KSI told Anthony Taylor to "shut up" and predicted that he would lose to Idris on the undercard of his fight and that nobody even knows who he is, before turning his attention back to his opponent, where he then predicted that Temper would be knocked out in the first round.


The press conference concluded, promising a night of fireworks with a lot of intriguing match ups to offer and a lot of potential for potential fights to be raised in the future with the eventual winners on Saturday.


You can catch this card exclusively on DAZN P4P.

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