Boxer lands VICIOUS cheap shot KO after referee break
A boxing match at Wembley Arena in London, England this past weekend ended in highly controversial circumstances when a devastating knockout blow was landed after the referee had told the two fighters to break.
The incident occurred on Saturday night during a fight between welterweights Louis Adolphe and Nathan McIntosh who were competing on the undercard of the World Boxing Super-Series quarter-final fight between Georges Groves and Jamie Cox.
The 25-year-old Adolphe held a perfect 7-0 record heading into the bout against McIntosh, who was four years his elder and had compiled a 13-2 career run.
However, as McIntosh turned back around with his hands down to await the referee’s call to restart, Adolphe suddenly blasted him with a shocking right-handed cheap shot that knocked him out cold.
Adolphe was anything but apologetic about his actions as he began running around the ring celebrating the KO blow, ignoring the crowd who were loudly booing his unsportsmanlike behavior.
Concerned paramedics rushed into the ring to attend to McIntosh, who thankfully was able to regain consciousness and get back to his feet after being given oxygen, just in time to be declared the winner due to Adolphe being disqualified for his illegal blow.
Adolphe clearly didn’t agree with the result though as he sarcastically clapped as the decision was read out, drawing another angry reaction from the 7,000 strong crowd at the Wembley Arena.
“Gutted I didn’t get to showcase my skills hopefully next time thanks for the support guys,” McIntosh later wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand, Adolphe remained defiant in his post-fight comments.
”There’s never a dull moment with Louis Adolphe,” he bragged. “2 sides to every story, don’t believe everything you read.”