Dill Danis hit the headlines late last week after suckerpunching Youtuber KSI and will now fight his rival in the boxing ring in London, England on January 14th.
The whole confrontation between the two that went viral a few days ago at a Misfits boxing weigh-in had been sparked off by Danis trying to goad KSI into signing a contract to fight him, and in that regard it would appear he was successful.
That’s a rare successful outcome for Danis, who has been repeatedly taking losses on the streets in recent times as we reported last week, including during Friday’s brawl, which left Danis with visible swelling to his face after being punched by MMA fighter / boxer Anthony Taylor, while one of his entourage was left bleeding from the mouth after being floored twice.
So it seems we have another so-called ‘MMA vs. Youtuber’ boxing match on our hands, though it has to be pointed out that Danis’ MMA credentials are flimsy to say the least.
Initially becoming known thanks to being Conor McGregor’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, Danis leveraged that into making the transition from BJJ to MMA by signing for Bellator.
However, the 29-year-old Danis has only fought twice for the promotion, and though he picked up two first-round submission wins, they came against complete unknowns who held losing records.
Given that he took both of his MMA fights to the mat so quickly, Danis essentially has no stand-up experience whatsoever, with the brief glimpses we’ve seen suggesting that he’s very green (he was tagged several times on the feet by his first MMA opponent Kyle Walker in the opening minute before landing a takedown).
With that in mind Danis doesn’t really have any business calling out anyone to fight in a boxing ring, but after failing to goad the likes of Jake Paul and Nate Diaz into fighting him he’ll now fight KSI instead, who is also 29 and is a big YouTube star, though he has also turned his hand to celebrity boxing too.
So far that’s led to KSI picking up a win and draw over Logan Paul, while he also beat English rapper Swarmz and journeyman boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda (2-5) on the same night in August of this year.