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Julius Francis Has His Security Guard License Suspended Following Viral KO Video

Jayden Collins

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Julius Francis Has His Security Guard License Suspended Following Viral KO Video

Former heavyweight boxer Julius Francis has revealed his security license was suspended after a video of him brutally punching a troublemaker went viral. 

The former professional boxer, who once fought Mike Tyson, was captured knocking a bloke out cold while on the job outside BOXPARK at Wembley Stadium.

In footage posted on social media by talkSPORT's Michael Benson, a guy wearing a blue durag can be seen squaring up to another group of men outside Wembley's BOXPARK.

Francis attempts to defuse the intense situation, however, when one guy advances toward Francis, he reacts by swinging a swift right hook catching the lad flush who falls to the floor in a heap.

While Francis was clearly doing his job, he revealed to TMZ Sports that he was actually taken into custody and ended up having his security license suspended. 

He said: “I was taken to the police station and was there for about four-and-a-half hours.

"But they said no further action would be taken in this case because of statements from my manager and people who were are at the door.

"They looked at our CCTV and saw what happened."

"The security authority industry called the SIA actually suspended my licence to work.

"I can't work at the moment, so I'm trying to get that sorted so I can get back to work as soon as possible."

Francis insists he was trying to defend himself against a patron who was demonstrating aggression and had already been violent.

He was defended by BoxPark founder and CEO Roger Wade who employed Francis, defending his actions, writing: “My understanding is that Julius and our security team spent 15 minutes stopping this man and his friends from abusing, spitting on and hitting our customers and staff.

"They carefully escorted him from the premises under constant provocation and violence.

"Finally the person approached Julius in a confrontational manner and he defended himself.

"Acts of violence or abuse towards staff should never be tolerated.

"How would you react if someone approached you violently? What would you do next if you were in my shoes?"

Francis says he is interested in facing Tyson in a rematch (Image: Alamy)
Francis says he is interested in facing Tyson in a rematch (Image: Alamy)

Francis may not have to worry about getting back into security work, with the recent footage raising the idea of a potential rematch between himself and Iron Mike - who fought in 2000. 

He told TMZ: “I'm going to put it out there. I've never liked talking about money but they could put up with a decent offer. Then, who knows.

"I'm going to put it out there. I’m going to say, yes. Yes, we can have a rematch. I don’t know if anybody will watch it, but I'm going to say, yes."

Francis retired from professional boxing in 2006 with a record of 23-24-1.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Michael Benson.

Topics: Boxing, Wembley Stadium, Australia

Jayden Collins
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