Referee Humbles Boxer By Forcing Him To Re-Enter The Ring
A boxing referee has hilariously made a fighter leave and re-enter the ring after he originally entered leaping over the rope.
The incident took place during the recent 64 Bocskai István 2020 quarter-finals and a fighter decided to jump into the ring from the outside.
However, the referee approaches the fighter and has a word in his ear before he leaves the ring and comes back in under the second rope.
Check out the video below.
Some fans on social media were quick to comment on the incident and praised the referee for keeping the match professional.
Good. Amateur boxing is a sport, not a circus. He did the right thing- DoubleAs BoxingShack (@BoxingShack) February 13, 2020
If I remember right, the Olympic rules go something like "boxers must enter and leave the Field of Play (the ring) by the normal route and in an orderly fashion"- Bar Star Dee (@BarStarDee) February 13, 2020
While some believed the referee made an issue out of something meaningless.
this is silly. Ref is bored- Samir R. Azizi, MBA (@AdoubleZI) February 13, 2020
Referee is a clown tryna make a name 4 himself- Sully (@sususully1) February 13, 2020
This has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen :joy:- Alec Duke (@aguitarduke) February 14, 2020
Good example of people abusing their power, just for the sake of it! No real reason to make him do that! Joke ref.- Jerome Wilson (@WipeoutWilson) February 14, 2020
...is there some magical rule I am unaware of where boxers have to enter the ring in a specific way.- RajahDDT (@RajahDDT) February 14, 2020
Boxing is well known for its elaborate entrances at professional level and have produced some of the sport's most iconic moments.
It's safe to say that Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury will have elaborate entrances when they face off in their highly anticipated rematch on February 22.
What do you make of the referee's decision and do you think it was the right call?
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