Two of the most influential YouTubers in the world happen to be brothers.
KSI and Deji have produced content for years that entertain millions. Not only do they provide entertainment online, but they also compete in boxing bouts.
KSI promotes Misfits Boxing and has collaborated with DAZN to create celebrity boxing fights via the MF & DAZN: X Series. Deji is fighting Floyd Mayweather on November 13 in Dubai. Mayweather is one of the biggest opponents of either men’s careers. Both KSI and Deji’s names bring value to boxing, which helps when it comes to influencers attempting to thrive in the sport.
Who is the more popular brother? Who has the better record in boxing? The Sporting News looks into the history of KSI and Deji, while also comparing the social media following and YouTube viewership of the brothers.
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KSI’s net worth
Per Celebrity Net Worth, KSI’s net worth is $25 million.
Comparing KSI with other YouTubers who have dipped their toes in boxing, Jake Paul’s net worth is about $30 million. Austin McBroom’s net worth is $2 million.
Deji’s net worth
Per Wealthy Gorilla, Deji’s net worth is about $5 million.
KSI’s social media influence
KSI is one of the most popular members of The Sidemen YouTube group. His social media following has been credited to his content and personality.
- YouTube: 16 million subscribers, 24 million subscribers (music page)
- Twitter: 8.2 million followers
- Instagram: 12.2 million followers
- Facebook: 5.2 million followers
- TikTok: 9.6 million followers
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Deji’s social media influence
A long-time social media user, Deji has utilized prank and boxing content to his advantage. As a result, he has gained a loyal following.
- YouTube: 10.7 million subscribers
- Twitter: 2.4 million followers
- Instagram: 3.1 million followers
- Facebook: 1.2 million followers
- TikTok: 854.4K followers
What are KSI’s biggest YouTube videos?
When he announced that Deji was fighting Mayweather, KSI’s video was viewed by 4.5 million people. Making fun of Jake Paul’s fight against Hasim Rahman Jr. getting nixed earned KSI about 5.6 million views.
On his music page, the highest number of views KSI has received was 34 million for a “Don’t Play” collaboration with Anne-Marie and Digital Farm Animals.
KSI’s “Summer is Over” music video has been watched by a combined 4 million viewers, thanks to both of his YouTube pages.
What are Deji’s biggest YouTube videos?
Winning his first fight against Fousey, Deji thanked his fans. That video has over 3.3 million views. He has over 2.4 million views from a video of him and KSI reacting to his most recent fight. Reacting to KSI vs. Logan Paul 2, that video has over 2.2 million views.
When it was announced that he was fighting Floyd Mayweather on his YouTube page, Deji received 1.6 million views.
One of Deji’s most popular videos is a reunion with KSI. That video has over 9.3 million views. A Q&A with KSI has over 11 million views.
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KSI’s boxing history
KSI started his boxing career with a TKO win over Joe Weller in an amateur bout in February 2018. He then fought Logan Paul in August of that year in Manchester. The fight ended in a majority decision draw.
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing liked what they saw and gave KSI and Paul an opportunity. In a legitimate fight inside Los Angeles’ Staples Center, KSI beat Paul via split decision in 2019. KSI and Alex Wassabi were going to fight before Wassabi backed out due to a concussion.
On August 27, KSI beat rapper Swarmz via KO. Later that night, he also beat boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda via KO. This was the first MF & DAZN: X Series event.
Deji’s boxing history
Deji fought Jake Paul in 2018 on the undercard of KSI vs. Logan Paul I. Paul would beat Deji via TKO in the fifth round. Deji lost to Vinnie Hacker and Alex Wassabi in his next two bouts. There were exhibitions.
Deji earned his first win in his last fight on August 27 by beating Fousey via TKO. That was his first professional bout.