YOUTUBER Fousey returns to the boxing ring TONIGHT as a changed man – having transformed his body and recovered from a broken nose.
The American – real name Yousef Saleh Erakat – faces online rival Deji on Saturday.
They co-headline the DAZN pay-per-view event topped by Deji’s famous older brother KSI, who fights twice in one night.
Deji and KSI are two of the most recognisable characters on YouTube in Britain, with over 50MILLION subscribers combined.
But Fousey is a star in his own right, with almost 11m subscribers to his name having been a prankster pioneer on the social media app.
He first boxed in 2019 against fellow content creator Slim Albaher, losing decisively in round four of a scheduled six.
Fousey was left visibly exhausted and suffered a broken nose due to the sustained damage he took in the exhibition bout.
The injury was so severe, he had to undergo surgery but it has not stopped him from pursuing boxing.
He signed to fight Deji after the two went back-and-forth at a boxing event last year.
Deji was coming off a loss to Jake Paul in 2018 and before facing Vinnie Hacker, he called Fousey an “easy fight”.
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He later lost to Hacker and recently Alex Wassabi, leaving him winless in his three boxing bouts.
And even brother KSI has backed Fousey to leave another damning defeat on Deji’s record.
He said: “I think he’s going to lose.
“Fousey is going to keep going forward, and Deji is going to keep going back, and before you know it, the fight’s over.
“Then, Deji’s just there like ‘Oh, s***’. “I think it’s going to go to decision, and I think Fousey is going to win.”
I don’t think Deji’s ever been touched in the way I’ve touched him. As soon as he walks into it, and he feels what I bring to the table
Fousey believes he has the power to stop Deji in his tracks.
He predicted: “I think Deji’s very skilled, and very good in this sport despite the losses he’s taken.
“I think he’s going to come out and let his hands go, and that’s fine. That’s fine, everyone has a plan to let their hands go.
“But, I don’t think Deji’s ever been touched in the way I’ve touched him.
“As soon as he walks into it, and he feels what I bring to the table, I think that plan is going to go out the window.”
Fousey had to undergo a dramatic body transformation to get himself fighting fit.
He uploaded a video on social media of his eight month transition, which left him with hulking abs and pecks.