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70-Year Old Knocks Out 43-Year Old And Breaks Guinness World Record

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70-Year Old Knocks Out 43-Year Old And Breaks Guinness World Record

A 70-year old boxer knocked out a man 27 years younger than him after 36 years away from the squared circle.

Albert Hughes Jr from Kentucky took on 43-year old Tramane Towns last weekend and went in the Guinness Book of World Records for becoming the oldest active fighter.

Hughes, with a mohican hairstyle that a man his age should definitely not be sporting but yet still in serious shapehaving only put on nine pounds since his last bout, put his opponent on the canvas twice in two rounds.

The referee would then call it off after the final knockdown - which is comfortably the worst ending to a fight ever.

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It was all very slow and sloppy - and basically just a fight organised so Hughes, who had his last fight as a super welterweight in 1983

He made his debut back in 1975, a year in which the classic 'Thrilla in Manilla' took place between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

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As highlights show, this one in Tyndall Armoury, Indianapolis, was anything but a memorable bout but fair play to Hughes for making history and breaking the previous record set by Stephen "Steve" Ward on 15 July 2017 when he stepped into the ring against Andreas Sidon aged 60 years and 337 days in Nottinghamshire.

Another man living by the mantra "age is just a number" is Khobdan Bor-khor-sor, who competed in his final Muay Thai fight at the ripe old age of 67.

Muay Thai Authority have done an in-depth piece on Khobdan, who is in unbelievable physical condition for his age and is a veteran of the sport - having fought for a staggering 50 years.

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He's currently training the fighters of tomorrow at a Gym in Khon Kaen but had his final swansong on 10 November 2018 against a bloke also in his 60's.

His son, Sing, was in his corner and was so confident that his old man would do the business, he put 70,000 baht (around $2,121) on him winning.

He emerged victorious too, bowing out in style after a very physical encounter.

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing

Josh Lawless
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