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A boxing match on Friday between Tyson Fury’s cousin, Hosea Burton, and undefeated Englishman, Ellis Zorro, ended with a devastating knockout blow, but the event inside York Hall in London, England, was eventually marred by a wild brawl in the crowd.
Burton and Zorro collided in a main event for the vacant WBO European Cruiserweight title. Zorro was the undefeated fighter, but Burton’s ties to the Fury family made it an interesting matchup. Unfortunately for Burton, Zorro dominated the fight from start to finish, which eventually came in the seventh round. Zorro connected with a massive right hand along the ropes that sent Burton into another dimension. The fight was instantly waved off.
Check out the knockout finish below:
After the fight concluded, the crowd ended up breaking into an all-out frenzy. It’s unknown exactly what sparked the incident (likely the result of the main event), but chairs started to fly. One fan was absolutely obliterated by a chair and flung backwards like he took a shotgun to the chest. It was a wild scene to say the least, and one that spoiled a rather momentous victory for the undefeated Zorro.
Check out the post-fight carnage in the above player and below:
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Slips, rips, and KO clips
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He wins via TKO (Punches) in the 1st
This man understands the Hammerfist is the greatest strike to ever exist pic.twitter.com/rXwApfDKos
— The Octagon Obsessed (@octagonobsessed) May 12, 2023
Snap kicks like this hurt worse than regular round kicks, but a lot of fighters don’t use them for fear of broken toes (which also hurt).
RIP Muhammad Ali
Midnight Music: Longtime readers of this column may remember at one point that I was reading through an article on each Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit in US history. I’m back on that kick and midway through the 1980s!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.
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