TYSON FURY has defended Julius Francis and celebrated his ‘amazing right hand man’ after the ex-heavyweight knocked out a BoxPark client.
The former boxer, who once fought Mike Tyson, knocked down the punter outside the popular Wembley bar while working as a security guard.
Footage of Saturday’s altercation, which showed a man becoming aggressive before being thrown to the ground, quickly went viral on social media.
BoxPark CEO Roger Wade has since offered his support to Francis, describing him as “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”
Now WBC world champion Fury, who says he will return to the ring for £500million after hanging up his gloves while appearing on Piers Morgan: Uncensored, said: “I saw the video by the way, great right hand man.
“That’s what happens when you’re cheeky and rude and you get in people’s faces. What do you expect?
“If you keep kicking a dog, it’s going to bite you, isn’t it? These guys do a job there, they weren’t on the whip together.
“This guy woke up from whatever and had a few drinks to get naughty. These guys are doing their job and he’s attacking them… so he’s got his chin on.
“And it’s a life lesson, isn’t it – never go out and be naughty to big men. Because you’re probably going to get a chin sooner or later.”
In the clip, a group of men appear to be arguing with security guards outside the popular north London food and drink joint, with one becoming particularly angry and yelling “f*** you”.
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But as he begins to move towards Francis, who is stepping back, the ex-combatant lands his right hand, dropping the man.
Cops and Francis’ employer opened an investigation, but both investigations have now been dropped.
Francis, now 57, won 23 of his 48 fights and lost to boxing legend Tyson in Manchester in January 2000.
The Briton was able to prevail against Iron Mike until the second round.
Francis also fought Vitali Klitschko but was stopped in just two rounds during their 1998 competition.
He won heavyweight belts during his career, including the Commonwealth and British titles.
The Londoner last boxed in 2006 and after his retirement founded a fitness company alongside his work as a security guard.
In 2009, Francis was convicted after hitting a car window and spraying glass on the driver in a traffic attack.
It caused the motorist minor injuries to his face and Francis – who later apologized – was ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid labor and pay his victim £200 in compensation.
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