MEXICO CITY, August 24 (EL UNIVERSAL).- One of the attractions of boxing is the way in which a fighter is capable of knocking out his opponent and
MEXICO CITY, August 24 (EL UNIVERSAL).- One of the attractions of boxing is the way in which a fighter is capable of knocking out his opponent and in recent days one occurred that generated a lot of controversy due to the way in which carried out. Many criticized him for the lack of professionalism, others for the carelessness of the knocked out.
It was during the fight between Rubén Torres and Cristian Báez held at the Omega Products International Events Center in California. During the seventh inning, Báez fell to the canvas after tripping, for which the referee was forced to stop the action for a few seconds so that he could get up and perform the stability protocol.
When the Venezuelan recovered, boxing resumed. It was there that the American Rubén Torres approached and raised his fist to collide with his opponent in an action of sportsmanship, but seconds later, seeing that Báez’s guard was down, he immediately hit him with an overhand to collapse him.
The fall of the South American fighter was shocking as he fell on his back and completely rigid. The fight ended immediately so that he could receive the necessary medical attention. The tension was so great that even the referee approached to check his vital signs.
Once with the victory, Rubén Torres declared: “This is boxing and fighters like me are always on the attack. The referee gave the signal to start fighting again and I came out with the ‘guns’ lit, especially after I knocked him down. I hit him with a left hook and that was it, the fight was over. They always say protect yourself at all times.”
This controversial knockout generated a lot of discussion on social networks about whether it is an unsportsmanlike action, if it is a “mischief” that should not be allowed and others applauded the American’s liveliness in the face of Báez’s deconcentration.