Boxer Badou Jack Accidentally Punches Referee During Title Fight (VIDEO)
Over the weekend, Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack battled for the right to hold the WBC light-heavyweight title, but they weren’t the only two in the ring that night that would take some vicious shots.
In a attempt to separate the two fighters in the 12th round, British referee Ian John-Lewis took a huge left hook to the face from Badou Jack that had him stumbling before regaining his composure to continue officiating the fight.
😲😲😲 Ref got popped in the face by Badou Jack 😳 pic.twitter.com/SYhEfLUCUW
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Unlike other refs before him who have taken shots to the face, John-Lewis stayed on his feet and even cracked a smile.
Despite the slip-up, it wasn’t all smiles after the judges scored the contest a majority draw, leaving Stevenson as champion.