Boxing’s last undisputed heavyweight champion of the world – the great Lennox Lewis – has shared what is no longer a rare sight in the sport – the double knockdown.
Lewis posted two amateur fighters catching each other with a hell of a shot as both subsequently hit the canvas with a thud.
It’s unknown when or where the footage is from, but it quite possibly is the most amazing double shot you’ll ever see.
After going some years without seeing the feat, the last couple of years has produced a few.
Back in 2009, interest spiked in the happening when British boxers Cello Renda and Paul Samuels brought it back into fashion.
It would be some time before we saw it again. But it did take place this year during restrictions.
Firstly, in the same event, Vlad Panin and Benjamin Whitaker produced a startling double uppercut during the proceedings.
The cameras captured all the action on ESPN.
Speaking about it at the time, analyst Tim Bradley had trouble grasping his words.
“Wow, I’ve never seen this before in boxing. Good shot by both men,” he said.
In the second happening earlier in the series, welterweights Corey Champion and Peter Cortez dropped each other simultaneously in a double knockdown.
😳 The double uppercut.
😯 The double knockdown.
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Back on May 10th of 2019, a particular candidate for Round of the Year went down. It happened at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Fighting in a supporting bout at Rumble at the Rock V event, super middleweights Irosvani Duvergel and Jerhed Fenderson engaged in an unforgettable war.
In round three, all hell broke loose.
The two fighters trade hard knockdowns during the round.
And then, shortly before the bell, a boxing rarity occurs – the double knockdown!
Boxing is returning more towards the normal over the coming months; it will be interesting to see if it continues.
As for Lewis, the champ keeps entertaining us as his former rivals train for respective comebacks.