ON-AIR TALENT ROSTER UNVEILED FOR MF & DAZN: X SERIES 001, LIVE ON DAZN PPV FROM THE O2 IN LONDON ON AUGUST 27TH
SERIES PREMIERE OF DAZN’S NEW CROSSOVER BOXING SERIES PROMOTED BY MISFITS BOXING WILL FEATURE BROADCAST TEAM THAT INCLUDES SEASONED HOST ADE OLADIPO AND BRITISH YOUTUBER AND PODCASTER TRUE GEORDIE, AS WELL AS BRITISH MUSICIAN AND TELEVISION PERSONALITY BIGZUU IN A SPECIAL PRE-EVENT TWO-HOUR COUNTDOWN SHOW
Following the recent announcement of the launch of MF & DAZN: X Series – the pioneering new crossover series in partnership with social media megastar KSI and his promotional company Misfits Boxing, in association with the Sauerland brothers, Wasserman Boxing and Proper Loud – DAZN is thrilled to announce the on-air talent roster that will bring fight fans around the world all the ringside action.
The series premiere, MF & DAZN: X SERIES 001, will be headlined by KSI and see the larger-than-life British phenom look to avenge his brother’s loss against long-time rival and American YouTube sensation Alex Wassabi at The O2 on Saturday, August 27. The blockbuster event will be available around the world on DAZN and on DAZN PPV in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Ireland.
In host position will be award-winning British presenter, YouTuber, and radio personality Ade Oladipo. He is most known for being the co-host of ‘The DAZN Boxing Show’ as well as featuring on DAZN’s live boxing broadcasts as a ringside reporter as well as a regular on DAZN’s global football shows. One of the brightest new voices in the UK media space, he also presents his own football show on talkSPORT. A YouTube influencer in his own right with a boxing channel boasting more than 28,000 subscribers and 10,000,000 views, Oladipo is superbly placed to host this series premiere broadcast that will reach a new, non-traditional audience.
The main event commentary team will feature a trio of familiar and new faces alike. Todd Grisham, seasoned on-air fight sports announcer and long-time fixture of DAZN’s on-air talent team for global boxing events, will lead the team. True Geordie, British YouTuber, boxing and MMA aficionado, and host of his eponymously-named and wildly popular True Geordie Podcast will call the fight alongside Grisham. Rounding out the pundit team will be Keemstar, American YouTuber and online news reporter best known for his DramaAlert channel.
Reporting from ringside will be Wade Plemons, American YouTuber behind the popular boxing and MMA podcast The W.A.D.E. Concept. Joining him will be Joelah Noble, London-born and Brooklyn-raised broadcaster and presenter who most recently hosted the Women’s Euros Lionesses Live show on the England Football channels. She will soon be seen as the host of up-and-coming UK dating show ‘Are You The One’ on MTV.
Kicking off the night, The DAZN Boxing Show will bring all the lead-up hype ahead of the main event. British rapper, songwriter, DJ and television personality BigZuu and American YouTuber JiDion whose channel has amassed more than 5.5 million followers and 420 million views will serve as the celebrity guest hosts for a special pre-event two-hour countdown show.
“This fresh mix of seasoned broadcasters and talented online personalities from both sides of the pond will guarantee a premium broadcast fit for the season premiere of MF & DAZN: X Series, with a viewing experience that is equal parts insightful and entertaining,” said Joseph Markowski, EVP at DAZN Group. “August 27 is set to be a spectacular night of boxing in The O2 and we look forward to captivating existing fans as well as a new generation of fight fans with this pioneering new crossover series that is primed for growth with exciting, limitless crossover possibilities across entertainment, lifestyle, sports, music, and more.“
MF & DAZN: X Series fight nights will bring boxing fans all around the world the premium and professional live sports action guaranteed with DAZN alongside a supercharged production fit for the stars and icons of the entertainment world and beyond. The series premiere, MF & DAZN: X SERIES 001, will be headlined by British phenom KSI and American YouTube sensation Alex Wassabi on Saturday, August 27. Joining the main event on the undercard will be thrilling matchups featuring other social superstars, including Faze Temper, Deji, Fousey, Sam Hyde, IAMTHMPSN, and more big names to come.
The blockbuster event will be available around the world on DAZN and on DAZN PPV in the U.S. ($9.99 for current subscribers and $29.98 for new subscribers, which includes one month’s subscription to DAZN), Canada (CAD $9.99 for current and CAD $34.98 for new subscribers), and the UK and Ireland (£11.99/€11.99 for current and £19.98/€19.98 for new subscribers).
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk and AXS.com.