Highlights and results: KSI knocks out Swarmz and Pineda in London

KSI knocked out Swarmz in the second round of their internet celebrity boxing bout today at London’s O2 Arena, and followed it up hours later with a third-round stoppage of ultra-low profile professional boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda.

The KSI vs Swarmz was, to be honest, pretty terrible. But that was nothing compared to the Pineda fight, which saw the ‘professional boxer’, now 2-6, fumble around the ring, try to avoid contact, then repeatedly do the same thing: eat a shot. to the body, wait for a header shot to come in after, try to dive into it in a way that made it a rabbit punch, then complain to the ref.

Pineda lost three times in the first round, twice in the second and twice more in the third before the referee finally ended the wacky mess, which was by far the most embarrassing fight on a show filled with “ influencers” and YouTube stars. Surely Pineda wasn’t hurt as much as you’d think given the number of knockdowns, but his attempt to get a DQ win or whatever also indicates he had no intention of trying to win .

Swarmz, a British rapper, reportedly never put on gloves before stepping in on short notice a few weeks ago. He also should have lost 12 kg (about 26 pounds), and somehow these things were marketed as selling points.

But it was clear seconds after the opening bell that Swarmz had no idea what he was doing in a boxing ring, and while KSI isn’t exactly a boxing genius, he got trained much longer and much more seriously than Swarmz, and it shows.

Swarmz has been reduced to mostly running around the edges of the ring in terror, spinning clueless, and occasionally throwing some of the worst punches you’ll ever see in a ring, looking like a professional wrestler “missing a clothesline. on two of them that appeared to be aimed at someone around the size of Tyson Fury.

Swarmz was dropped in the first round, even though it wasn’t exactly a clean or reel-worthy technique. He managed to survive that round, but huffed and huffed in the corner, and KSI took him down again early in round two, with Swarmz happy to take the 10 count for the knockout. He was fully aware of his surroundings and everything, he was just done.

“He was moving a lot. He was doing little spinning spins and stuff,” KSI said after the big triumph. “I’m ready for my next one. It feels good to be back.”

“Obviously I had 20 days to lose 12kg. But if anyone wants it, any YouTuber, I’m ready,” Swarmz said after his inspiring performance.

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Highlights and results: KSI knocks out Swarmz and Pineda in London

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