Former Mike Tyson opponent Julius Francis has reportedly knocked out a man with a single punch while working as a security guard outside BOXPARK at Wembley Stadium. In the video which is going viral on social media, Julius Francis was seen knocking out a man for reportedly misbehaving with him, and engaging in a heated altercation with several others. Reportedly, police have taken note of the shocking incident and started the investigation of the matter.
The incident which has gone viral on Twitter showed an altercation between a group of men and the ex-heavyweight champ, who is working as a bouncer at the north London venue.
Check out the viral video below:
Former British heavyweight champion Julius Francis (who fought Mike Tyson) now working as security at BOXPARK Wembley and dealing with some trouble today…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 13, 2022
BoxPark founder and CEO Roger Wade commented on the incident by stating that customer safety is the top priority but backed the former heavyweight champion by claiming that he is one of the nicest people. “Julius Francis is ex UK heavyweight boxing champion, he is one of the nicest people I have ever met and helps train young underprivileged kids boxing in his spare time,” Wade said.
BoxPop founder further added saying that he has learnt that Julius and his security team spent 15 minutes stopping the man and his friends from abusing, spitting and hitting the customers and staff. “They carefully escorted him from the premises under constant provocation and violence. Finally, the person approached Julius in a confrontational manner and he defended himself,” he added.
Francis had a record of 23 wins during his boxing career, a draw and 24 losses. He competed against some of the biggest names that not only included Mike Tyson but also included Audley Harrison, Vitali Klitschko and John Ruiz to name a few. However, the 57-year-old had stated in a previous interview that none of his opponents were as good as Mike Tyson. In an interview with Daily Mail in 2020, Francis recalled how he hit Tyson with some of his best shots but Mike Tyson was good enough to tackle him.