Could this be the worst cheap shot in modern boxing history? This weekend in the UK a potential front runner emerged for it, certainly of 2017.
They say a boxer losing his cool is almost the cardinal sin to commit inside a professional boxing ring.
A dangerous place as it is, even under normal conditions where two trained athletes compete to knock one another out or score more points than the other with more damaging blows.
The UK’s Louis Adolphe surrendered his unbeaten record last night after when the referee said ‘break’, he took it upon himself to knock his opponent Nathan McIntosh out clean.
The result for him was an instant disqualification.
Here’s the moment it happened as caught by the World Boxing Super Series Twitter page (hat tip):
— WBSuperSeries (@WBSuperSeries) October 14, 2017
An incredible foul perhaps made only more shocking by the celebration straight afterwards with middle fingers raised proudly in the air.
It has not been reported yet what action the British Boxing Board of Control who regulate the sport in the UK, might take.
People were less than pleased with what they saw afterwards on social media:
@LouisAdolphe_ another cheap shot outside the ring and attacked my mother your a disgrace to professional boxing
— Nathan Mcintosh (@0NathanMcintosh) October 15, 2017
— Mickey (@mickey_day) October 14, 2017
@LouisAdolphe_ needs a serious fine if not banning for that… he knew exactly what he was doing. Break means break. Dangerous
— mark gibson (@markyg85) October 14, 2017
I was also appalled by Louis’ action but there is no need for such a hateful comment wishing him dead and never any excuses for racism!!
— Essay Assistant (@EssayAssistant1) October 14, 2017
normal procedure, purse withheld,small expenses offered on the night, then area council for hearing/firing squad #sillytwat
— james ivory (@jamesivory9) October 15, 2017