Julius Francis, a former boxer who once fought Mike Tyson and currently works as a security guard, turned a boy and caused riots in London’s Boxpark Wembley entertainment district.
The video posted on Twitter shows the exact moment of confusion and the punch delivered by the former boxer:
Former British Heavyweight Champion Julius Francis (who fought Mike Tyson) is now working as a security at Boxpark Wembley and is dealing with some trouble today…[🎥 @GloryGloryTott]pic.twitter.com/MDL9yVLfZ9
—Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) 13 June 2022
Boxpark CEO Roger Wade claimed that the man who was punched by a security guard was spitting and hitting customers and employees. In addition, Wade describes the former boxer as “one of the nicest people” he has ever met. “I woke up to a viral story about one of our security team. Julius Francis, a former UK Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he is one of the nicest people I have ever met and underprivileged youth in his spare time Helps to train boxing ”- said the CEO of Boxpark.
On 29 January 2000, Julius Francis faced Mike Tyson and was eliminated in the second round. The fight lasted about 4 minutes and Julius entered the field five times.
The former boxer, who became European Kickboxing Champion, had a boxing record of 23 wins (12 by KO), 24 losses and one no contest, which is when the fight ends in a draw.
In 2009, Julius Francis was convicted of criminal damage and assault after a road rage incident in which he punched a car window. The victim of the former boxer’s assault suffered a face injury and Julius was ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work and be paid £200 (about 1,200 reais) in compensation.