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Tyson Fury Hails Julius Francis' 'Great Right Hand' As He Defends Ex-Boxer Over KO Video

Max Sherry

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Tyson Fury Hails Julius Francis' 'Great Right Hand' As He Defends Ex-Boxer Over KO Video

Tyson Fury has leapt to the defence of Julius Francis after the former professional boxer knocked a bloke out cold at Wembley's Boxpark.

57-year-old Francis, who once fought boxing royalty Mike Tyson, is now plying his trade as a security guard and ran into some trouble during a recent shift.

After getting into an altercation with some patrons, the ex-British heavyweight champion ended up punching one of them, knocking the guy out unconscious.

Someone filmed the wild incident, of course, and it quickly made its way onto social media where it instantly went viral.

Current heavyweight champ Tyson Fury clearly saw the clip and has now come out in support of his fellow Brit, hailing his "great right hand" too.

“I saw the video, great right hand by the way," Tyson told Piers Morgan.

“This is what happens when you’re cheeky, rude, getting in people’s faces. What do you expect?

“If you keep kicking a dog, it’s going to bite you isn’t it. These guys are there doing a job, they weren’t on the lash together.

“This guy is p****d up of whatever and had a few drinks, getting cheeky. These guys are doing their job and he’s attacking them... so he’s been chinned.

“And it’s a life lesson isn’t it. Never go out and be cheeky to big men. Because you’re probably going to get chinned sooner or later.”

After the footage circulated around the internet, many assumed that Francis would be facing criminal charges for his actions.

A statement from authorities read: “Officers have spoken to all parties involved and have reviewed relevant CCTV. No further action will be taken in relation to the incident involving the security guard and male customer.”

The general consensus from people online was that Francis was simply defending himself from the man in the blue durag – and it seems the founder of London's Boxpark, where the incident unfolded, agrees.

"Woke up to a viral story about one of our security team," Roger Wade said via LinkedIn.

"Julius Francis, is [sic] ex UK heavyweight boxing champion, he is one of the nicest people I have ever met and helps train young underprivileged kids boxing in his spare time."

"My understanding is that Julius and our security team spent 15 minutes stopping this man and his friends from abusing, spitting 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 to any staff members should never be tolerated. How would you react if someone approached you violently? What would you do next if you were in my shoes? #istandwithjulius".

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/MichaelBensonn/PiersMorgan

Topics: Australia, Boxing, Tyson Fury

Max Sherry
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