Butterbean pummels Knoxville in department store
In this clip from the 2002 movie ‘Jackass’, star Johnny Knoxville fights heavyweight boxing veteran Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch in a department store, for real.
Knoxville who is known for his TV show and movies ‘Jackass’ made himself famous by doing stupid stunts on camera, but this one was maybe one of his worst mistakes.
The video starts with a Knoxville talking to Butterbean about his fastest knockout, which was thirty seconds. Then they show some brutal highlights from the boxer’s career and Knoxville predicts Butterbean will break his record for the stunt.
Knoxville enters the department store behind a ring card girl with round sign and referee with bell. The referee instructs them to touch gloves and ‘come out fighting.’
Butterbean immediately starts pummeling Knoxville who is defenseless and just tries to move around but is unable to avoid the heavy blows. Knoxville falls to the ground as patrons in the store watch in horror.
Knoxville gets back to his feet and Butterbean gives Knoxville a free punch before continue the assault. A series of over hand rights puts Knoxville down and out, unconscious on the ground. As a result of the quick fight, Knoxville ended up with a concussion and stitches on his head.
Eric Scott Esch (born August 3, 1966), commonly referred to as Butterbean, is an American professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who competes in the heavyweight division. He also is a minor television personality, having appeared in several programs and been referenced by many others. Esch transitioned to professional boxing in 1994 following a successful stint on the Toughman Contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association (WAA) heavyweight and IBA super heavyweight championships. Beginning in 2003, he began fighting regularly as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist, most notably in K-1 and the Pride Fighting Championships. Butterbean’s combined fight record stands at 97–24–5 with 66 knockouts and 10 submissions.