Former British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Julius Francis was filmed knocking out a rowdy punter with a single punch – but he had previously been on the end of some ferocious blows from Mike Tyson.
Francis, who is now a bouncer at BoxPark in North London, was seen dropping a rowdy punter after he was ejected from the venue. Police launched a probe, but that was later dropped with "no further action" to be taken.
Francis is perhaps remembered for his 2000 bout with 'Iron' Mike Tyson, with the legendary boxer travelling to Manchester for the bout. It was Tyson's first bout on European soil, and the American put on a clinic for the fans in attendance.
The bout was eventually stopped in the second, but it was a small miracle Francis had even lasted that long. The British heavyweight had already picked himself up off the canvas four times before Tyson downed him for a decisive fifth.
At the time, Francis had hope for a competitive showing as he said: "All I can do is make sure I am ready for the most important fight of my life, and it is one I believe I am going to win…All I am doing is concentrating on winning this fight. I can cope with the rest after that."
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Heading into the bout, Francis had a 21-7 record – with three wins from his last three.
His last loss, two years prior in 1998, had come to Vitali Klitschko – with the Ukrainian extending his record to a perfect 18-0. However, any chances of Francis moving to four-in-a-row disappeared when Tyson landed a solid left hook in the opening seconds.
Tyson smelled blood, and the American went hunting the Brit as he dropped him twice before the end of the first.
Tyson delivered his hardest hits in the first three minutes, with all three knockdowns in the second nothing special, but enough to take the Brit off his feet.
The final blow came and referee Roy Francis waved off the bout, despite the PA announcer starting the ten second count.
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