Since his retirement, Julius Francis has worked as a security guard. The legendary heavyweight boxer last fought Mike Tyson in 2000, but at the age of 57, he’s demonstrated his mettle once more.
Since 2006, Francis has been retired. He finished his career with a 23-24-1 record. Footage from the brawl, which was shared on social media, shows a group of guys arguing outside the venue while security stands by idly.
The rowdy crowd is escorted out of the fenced-in area, but they continue to harass the security guards.
At this time, one of the men starts to leave, only to be intercepted by Francis, who lands a clean right hand on the troublemaker, causing him to fall to the ground.
Former British heavyweight champion Julius Francis (who fought Mike Tyson) now working as security at BOXPARK Wembley and dealing with some trouble today…[🎥 @GloryGloryTott]pic.twitter.com/MDL9yVLfZ9
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 13, 2022
As he hits the ground, the individual capturing the incident can be heard muttering, “Oh s***.”
While the man is pulled up by his buddies, Francis walks away from the situation.
“It wasn’t necessary, it wasn’t necessary.” additional bystander was added.
In 1998, Francis was knocked out in the second round by Vitali Klitschko, and two years later, he was knocked out in the same round by Tyson. He would only win two more fights before retiring after 14 losses in a row.
“The guard could have handled this a lot differently. You have no right to punch someone like that, even if he is provocative, especially if you are a guard. “It’s probably kids or illiterate adults in the comment sections believing it’s a good thing,” one commenter observed.