Hooligan ran over a security guard who turned out to be a British boxing champion. The video of the aftermath became a hit on the Internet
A video of British heavyweight champion Julius Francis (1997, 1999) knocking out a hooligan has gone viral. The incident took place in London at BOXPARK Wembley this summer, where the 58-year-old boxer works as a security guard.
Despite the fact that the events took place in June, the video has only just gone viral on social media, garnering over 28 million views.
The conflict began when some aggressive players insulted the BOXPARK team when they tried to remove them from the hall. In the video, one of the men can be heard shouting "f*ck your family" and "I hope you die".
When the most aggressive and agitated guy approached Julius, he sent the bully straight to the floor with a right hand, knocking him out. The extremely careless nature of Francis's punch, but at the same time its enormous strength, stunned the fans watching the scene.
The clip was recently re-uploaded by Michael Benson on Twitter, receiving many comments such as: "Absolutely love this. Totally deserved", "It's old footage but it was all there" and "He didn't even have to put any effort into it. It's just AMAZING".
While a huge number of people on social media admire Francis for the way he handled the situation, the authorities did not view his behaviour in the same light. Francis reported that he was arrested after the incident, but no further action was taken against him.
Meanwhile, BOXPARK CEO Roger Wade defended Francis, saying: "He's one of the nicest people I've ever met and in his spare time he helps teach young children from disadvantaged backgrounds how to box."
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