Who is KSI, when’s the YouTuber’s boxing match with Logan Paul and what was his challenge with Piers Morgan?

KSI is a Youtube superstar with over 19 million subscribers to his channel.

Here's everything you need to know about the online sensation, from vlogging to rapping, and his upcoming fight with Logan Paul…

 KSI is an English YouTube star who rose to fame as a gamer

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KSI is an English YouTube star who rose to fame as a gamer

Who is KSI and what is his real name?

KSI was born June 19, 1993, and is an English YouTube personality, rapper, comedian and actor.

The 25-year-old's real name is Olajide William "JJ" Olatunji.

He attended the independent Berkhamsted School alongside future Sideman member and YouTube collaborator Simon Minter, better known as miniminter.

KSI, which stands for knowledge, strength, integrity, first jumped onto the YouTube scene in 2009, originally posting videos about video games.

 The 25-year-old is also a rapper, actor and comedian

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The 25-year-old is also a rapper, actor and comedian

How did KSI become famous?

Since 2009, KSI's channel has reached over four billion video views with over 19 million subscribers. He also earned an NME Award for Vlogger of the Year in 2016.

In addition to his YouTube career, the 25-year-old has released two EPs as a rapper, which have both topped the UK R&B Albums Chart.

In 2015, he was ranked as the UK's most influential YouTube creator, with his brother Deji, otherwise known by his handle Comedy Shorts Gamer, ranking second.

In 2016, he made his feature film debut in the comedy Laid in America alongside fellow YouTube star Casper Lee.

He was also a founding member of the online group The Sidemen, which are the product of seven British YouTubers. In 2018, they launched their own premium web TV series.

However, he was the centre of controversy in 2012 after a Eurogamer event due to supposed sexual harassment of attendees.

Microsoft cut ties with him and he was banned for life from the expo.

He addressed the controversy in his 2015 autobiography, entitled KSI: I Am A B*****d.

 He was also part of the biggest white-collar boxing fight in history

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He was also part of the biggest white-collar boxing fight in history

What was KSI's challenge with Piers Morgan?

On July 18, 2018, KSI appeared on Good Morning Britain.

Host Piers Morgan poked fun at him for having two million fewer followers on Twitter.

He set him a challenge – whoever got the most retweets on one message in an hour would be hailed "King Of The Internet."

KSI won the bet by gaining 4,000 more retweets than Piers.

When is his boxing match with Logan Paul?

The Gloves Are Off boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul will take place on Saturday, August 25 at the Manchester Arena, at 7pm.

KSI's younger brother Deji will also make his amateur boxing debut as the chief undercard against Logan's younger brother Jake.

KSI began his amateur boxing career with a technical knockout victory in the third round against fellow YouTuber Joe Weller at the Copper Box Arena in London in front of 8,000 fans.

Disgraced suicide in forest YouTuber Logan Paul to fight rival British KSI who he calls the 'Scooby Doo of YouTube'

KSI is a Youtube superstar with over 19 million subscribers to his channel.