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Julius Francis fight offers after ‘self-defense’

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Julius Francis could be back in the ring soon after receiving several offers to fight following his massive knockout of an angry man at BoxPark.

The former British heavyweight champion sorted out an unruly aggressor in London through his capacity as a security guard at the venue in the capital of England.

Video of the incident went viral, and now promoters are throwing possible bouts at Francis from all over the globe.

Meanwhile, outgoing BoxPark CEO Roger Wade defended the actions of Francis, who was acting in self-defense.

The instigator of the argument can be seen raising his hand to Francis before getting laid out by the ex-boxer.

“I stand with Julius. I understand that Julius and our security team spent 15 minutes stopping this man and his friends from abusing, spitting, and hitting our customers and staff.

“They carefully escorted him from the premises under constant provocation and violence. Finally, the person approached Julius in an aggressive manner, and he defended himself.

“Acts of violence or abuse to any staff members should never be tolerated. How would you react if someone approached you violently? What would you do next if you were in my shoes?”

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Metropolitan Police investigating the incident stated they would check on the man’s injuries but had not taken action against Julius Francis.

“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 establishing the identity and welfare of those involved, is underway. There have been no arrests, and inquiries are ongoing,” said the Met.


At 57, Francis would undoubtedly consider a rematch with Mike Tyson if the call came. Tyson recently returned from a 15-year absence in a record-breaking exhibition with Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.

Tyson vs. Francis II would be a strike while the iron is hot kind of event.

Francis fought last week in a charity event for ex-fighter and Danny Williams opponent Mark Potter.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.