This vigilante who wants (again) to face Tyson

Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 10:05 a.m.

Beaten by Mike Tyson in 2000, Englishman Julius Francis (57), who became a security guard and at the heart of a worldwide buzz after knocking out an aggressive client in London, wants his revenge against the American.

The video went around the world. A few days ago, former boxer Julius Francis, turned vigilante, knocked out a particularly excited customer, who had notably hit one of his colleagues, in front of a London shopping center (Boxpark Wembley). Today aged 57, the man who has a record of 23 wins for 24 losses and a draw at heavyweight, and retired in 2006, has therefore returned to the spotlight because of this streak that quickly became viral. Whether the Englishman has since received support from compatriot Tyson Fury, who has pointed out he has a nice rightbut also the boss of Boxpark, Roger Wade, he claims to have lost his security guard license following this affair, even if he will not be prosecuted.

And he says he is now ready to make his return to the rings. “If there is a promoter who is willing to organize an official fight…I never liked to talk about money, but if the proposal is correct, then why not?”, he explained in an interview with TMZ Sports. But Francis doesn’t see himself facing an opponent like youtuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, instead considering a rematch against Mike Tyson. The two men clashed in January 2000 in Manchester (photo), and the American won in the second round after knocking his opponent down five times. “I’m going to do everything for it. I would say, ‘Yes, we can do a rematch.’ I don’t know if anyone will watch the fight, but I would say yes,” he said again. It remains to be seen whether such a confrontation could interest “Iron Mike” (55), still in good shape and who had played a – lucrative – exhibition against Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

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