This video shows a different side of the beautiful sport that is "Boxing". it shows ten of the worst cheap shots in the history of the sport. It is a dark and nasty side to the sport, but one that unfortunately happens every so often.
The video features a wealth of famous boxers losing there cool and downright bending the rules. Some of the clips featured show blatant cheating, such as shots being landed after the opponent is on the canvas, and low blow which are clearly not "by accident".
Others however are more complicated. Floyd Mayweather created a storm after he landed two punches on Victor Ortiz after the Referee had words with the pair of them for previous fouls. The fighters shared an embrace in the center of the ring before Mayweather delivered two punches to Victor's chin, sending him to the canvas and ending the fight.
Technically Floyd Mayweather did nothing wrong, as referee Joe Cortez had signaled for the fight to continue thus making his actions legal. Victor however was clearly not in a position to defend himself never mind fight back, as he had just finished apologizing to Floyd for a previous headbutt. As the old saying goes "Protect yourself at all times". If you rely on your opponent to show grace you may end up face down on the canvas.
The most serious and disturbing case on the list is at number 1 and features the famous sucker punch of James Butler on the unsuspecting Richard Grant at a charity boxing match in New York.
Unlike the rest on this list, the cheap shot was delivered after the fight was over. Richard Grant had just won a decision and as a show of sportsmanship went over to Butler to shake his hand. Butler however was less than impressed with the outcome, and with just his wraps on he delivered a vicious blow to Grant dislocating his jaw and lacerating his tongue.
Butler was arrested and served 4 months for the aggravated assault. That wan't the end of Butler's troubles however as his life went further downhill when he was later charged and convicted over the tragic murder of boxing analyst Sam Kellerman's brother. Butler is currently serving a 29 year prison sentence for the murder.