One UK heavyweight this weekend sent himself to the floor with the force of his own punch here off of his opponent.

British heavyweight Ian Lewison showed heart and toughness this weekend but eventually got stopped by professional debut maker Joe Joyce inside the distance.

The Olympic silver medallist was thrown in at the deep end in his very first pro fight against a fighter who not long ago fought top rated heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte.

While some criticism has been levelled at Joyce today following his debut, it is perhaps important to remember how in the past prospects have often been fed easy fights for their first ten fights or so in the pro ranks.

This is not the case with Joyce and his handlers however, who seem adamant to bring the 32 year old through at a brisk pace in the pros.

A trend becoming more and more common place in boxing with fans no longer willing to put up with top fighters taking on easy fights.

His promoter David Haye after the fight said he would be more than happy to see Joyce fight for a British or Commonwealth title next up, in just his second professional outing in boxing.

One moment that surprised quiet a few last night came when Lewison who was looking to land a powerful blow, essentially knocked himself down with his own shot due to the power of it bouncing off of Joyce:

Not something you see everyday, certainly.

Following the defeat 36 year old Lewison’s pro record goes back to 12-4-1 (8KO).

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