Who is Julius Francis? Ex-boxing champ, now working as security, knocks out unruly man with SINGLE punch

Francis, 57, who is known to have won 23 of his 48 bouts, lost to boxing legend Mike Tyson in 2000 in Manchester

 Who is Julius Francis? Ex-boxing champ, now working as security, knocks out unruly man with SINGLE punch

The video of Julius Francis knocking out a man outside the BoxPark in Wembley has gone viral on social media (GloryGloryTott/Twitter and John Gichigi/Allsport)

Former British boxer Julius Francis knocked out a man with a single punch outside BoxPark in Wembley. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media and shows an argument between some men while the security staff of the venue gathers around to prevent the fight from escalating.

One rowdy man can be seen being aggressive as he yells, “F*ck you!” before pushing a security staff member. After moments of violent behavior, when the man started walking toward Francis, the heavyweight champion threw one punch and knocked him out. The former boxer, who once fought Mike Tyson, then walked away while the hooligan fell to the ground.

Boxing editor Michael Benson posted the video with the caption, “Former British heavyweight champion Julius Francis (who fought Mike Tyson) now working as security at BOXPARK Wembley and dealing with some trouble today…” The video, originally posted by @GloryGloryTott, has 6.4 million views, while the same video posted by Benson has 5.9 million views.

The Met Police said, “Police are aware of footage circulating on social media showing an incident involving security staff and a member of the public outside Boxpark in Wembley. An investigation into the circumstances, including to establish the identity and welfare of those involved, is under way. There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing,” as per The Sun.

Meanwhile, BoxPark said, “Our team is aware of footage being shared online. This incident is currently under review and part of an ongoing police investigation, and therefore we are unable to comment further on the incident at this time. We would like to stress that the safety and welfare of our customers and our staff is our number one priority,” reports the portal. Francis, 57, who is known to have won 23 of his 48 bouts, lost to boxing legend Mike Tyson in 2000 in Manchester.

One user tweeted, “Good for Julius Francis [x4 clapping emojis]. He followed SIA protocols. Despite being threatened and sworn at he kept stepping back and did not start anything until this rowdy, aggressive, foul-mouthed p***k came at him. He should be commended for his restraint [x2 thumbs up emojis].”

Another said, “Julius Francis has been retired 16 years, but those guys had no clue they were messing with a former British & Commonwealth heavyweight champ. Last thing to go is the power.”

A third joked, “Just seen this is Julius Francis, see this is typically the difference between a fighter and a mouthpiece [laughing face emoji].” A fourth added, “See, most of us mere mortals see horrible scrotes like this on nights out and secretly wish we could deliver shots like this. We can’t, of course, so just fantasize about it on the night bus home. But we’re not built like Julius Francis.” A fifth quipped, “Today’s boxing lesson: If you got to BOXPARK Wembley be nice to Julius Francis. [winking face emoji].”

While one user said, “This is Julius Francis [crying face emoji] guy has hands of iron. former Heavyweight Champion of England, and he fought Mike Tyson. Absolute legend, he used to teach me boxing in centre.”

Another user laughed, “When no one tells you the security guard you starting on is former heavyweight Julius Francis [grinning face emoji] [punching emoji].”

A third replied, “This is why people need to humble themselves! Little did the lad know the quiet doorman he was provoking was the ex-British 3 belt champ Julius Francis, who once shared a ring with Mike Tyson. Show respect to receive respect.”

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