Watch a Female Boxer Get Punched in the Face 11 Times With Her Hands Down (Video)
There’s a lot many of us don’t know about the intricacies of boxing. And the subset of women’s boxing may be even more foreign to us. But even the most oblivious spectators have probably figured out that allowing yourself to get punch in the face 11 times isn’t a very strong strategy.
For one, it hurts. For two, it can knock you out, causing you to lose the fight. And for three, if the fight goes to decision, giving your opponent 11 landed punches won’t help you edge him or her out in the scoring.
So why did Christy Martin stick her tongue out and let this happen in her bout against Mia St. John?
Don’t know. Don’t care. Let’s get to the punchin’:
If you’re one of those people who like your masochism with a side of context, you’ll be happy (sad? indifferent?) to know that Mia St. John won the fight, though not because of those landed punches.
If Christy Martin could take 11 punches to the dome from her opponent late in the match, how the hell did she lose the fight?
(We’re not curious enough to seek out the answer, but we will pose the question.)
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]