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KSI’s next opponent Joe Fournier is a former world champion boxer and business tycoon.
The YouTube boxing sensation returns on Saturday against former boxer Fournier as he looks to take a step closer to a bout against Jake Paul. KSI recorded a victory via a first round knockout against FaZe Temperr in his last fight and retained the MF cruiserweight title.
However, the Brits’ next fight sees a step up in class in the way of former 11th world ranked cruiserweight Fournier, who won the vacant WBA International light-heavyweight title back in December 2017, but Fournier’s profile out of the ring overshadows his boxing career.
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The 38-year-old is the founder of exclusive London club Bonbonniere, which has hosted celebrity parties and nights out since 2014.
Located in Mayfair, the club has hosted famous faces such as Nicole Scherzinger, Will.I.Am, Tinie Tempah, 50 Cent and Jordan Dunn, as well as LA heiress Paris Hilton who is known to enjoy the club whilst in London. It's reported the pair have also previously enjoyed a relationship together.
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Fournier’s road to success, which now sees him rake in between £20million to £30million a year and boast a current net worth of £100million, began when he founded his own gym and met former heavyweight world champion David Haye, helping Fournier’s rapid rise from gym owner to lifting belts in just five years.
His rise in the boxing world and most notably in the celebrity domain sees Fournier’s Instagram page grow to 213,000 followers.
The Hounslow-born businessman returned to boxing in 2021, beating music artist Reykon in Georgia after the Colombian retired in his corner at the end of round one.
Fournier since lost an exhibition bout against good friend Haye via unanimous decision on the undercard of Evander Holyfield v Vitor Belfort.
The fight takes place on Saturday night at Wembley Arena, with KSI having the perfect opportunity to set up a long awaited bout against Paul who was defeated by Tommy Fury in February.
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