220 pound guy walks into boxing gym – challenges 118 pound former champ… wow!
So many people out there fail to realize the astronomical difference in skillset between an elite-level combat athlete and your average joe. This is especially true concerning lighter weight fighters whom many ignorant people out there think that just by being big, they’ll be able to defeat smaller, high-level fighters, even those at the championship level.
In this video, we see what happens when a bigger dude, who reportedly weighs 220lbs (but doesn’t really look it), challenges the former WBC bantamweight boxing champion, Hozumi Hasegawa, and you can probably guess how it goes.
As we see in the video below, Hozumi is in complete control of the entire skirmish. When he wants to land a punch, he does so, and he also sees all of the bigger guy’s punches and attacks coming from a mile away and easily avoids or defends them.
Hozumi, who also held major titles at both featherweight and super bantamweight, is clearly being very nice, though, and taking it easy on the bigger guy, but he could have ended it any time he wanted to.
Shortly after winning the WBC super bantamweight title in 2016 from Hugo Ruiz via TKO, Hozumi announced his retirement from boxing, holding a final professional record of 36-5 with 16 of those wins coming by knockout.
Check out the recently posted video below to see that the retired champion, Hozumi Hasegawa, is clearly still very sharp with his skillset.
About Hozumi Hasegawa:
Hozumi Hasegawa (長谷川 穂積 Hasegawa Hozumi, born 16 December 1980) is a Japanese former professional boxer who competed from 1999 to 2016. He is the fourth Japanese boxer to win world titles in three weight classes, having held the WBC bantamweight title from 2005 to 2010; the WBC featherweight title from 2010 to 2011; and the WBC super bantamweight title in 2016. Hasegawa received MVP awards from the Japan Boxing Commission in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009 for his title defenses, and is the first Japanese boxer to have defended a bantamweight world title more four times. [Source: Wiki]