The moment star KO’d out after turning back to opponent
Boxing’s a whole bunch of fun. You’ve got dudes punching the f**k out of each other, you’ve got screaming fans, you’ve got dodgy f**ken promoters, and you’ve got loads of accusations of fights being fixed. Yeah, nah, it’s awesome. Despite that, though, there also rules abound. Which is probably a good thing, even if you can still get knocked the f**k out after turning your back on an opponent. Check this one out…
All right, the British lightweight title fight between Maxi Hughes and Paul Hyland was one that more than a few people were interested in. After all, it was a title fight. Still, most people probably didn’t expect it to end the way it did: with an unseen knockout punch that some have called ‘sickening!’
Give it a squiz down below, and tell us how you feel about it. We’re not sure whether the punch itself was actually sickening, especially given that it seemed to be well within the rules of the game, but the bloody crack it makes when fist meets face is crisp as f**k.
But, it has to be said, surely that’s a bit dodgy. And while we don’t want to draw a line between a coward punch in a public waterhole and a knockout blow in an official title-fight, you’d be forgiven for not seeing much of a difference here.
And, yes, we know that old mate should have been expecting it, seeing as he’d mistakenly thought the ref had sent him to the corner when he hadn’t, but f**ken hell. Even given the context, that’s gotta be a bit of a cheap-shot right?
After the contest, Hughes said, “I live the life, took the opportunity when it came and now look at this,” Hughes said afterwards. “Hard work, sacrifice, paid off. I had a goal of not only winning the British title, but to just keep achieving. I knew I could get these big wins on a big stage.”
Since the start of lockdown for @BOXERMAXIHUGHES:
✅ Defeated former world title challenger Jono Carroll
✅ Defeated Viktor Kotochigov to win the WBC International lightweight title
— MTK Global Boxing 🌍 (@MTKGlobal) March 19, 2021
So it’s good to see he’s humble about the whole thing after cleaning up with yet another title. Yeah, nah, in fairness, though, he was dominating the contest.
Final thought: Yeah, look, we’re not exactly experts here, and we guess the difference between pro sport and a family game of monopoly is you can’t just claim s**t’s unfair when s**t doesn’t go your way. Just don’t copy him when you’re out on the piss. That’s when it’s definitely not cool.
Just in case you missed it, here’s one of Ozzy’s latest commentary videos…Ozzy Man Reviews: Porch Pirates
Video Link: TopJuanTV
H/T: FOX SPORTS.