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Ukrainian boxer Iago Kiladze landed a blow on referee Samuel Burgos after being stopped in an epic fight with Viktor Faust in which there was a th


Ukrainian boxer Iago Kiladze landed a blow on referee Samuel Burgos after being stopped in an epic fight with Viktor Faust in which there was a thrilling back and forth between the two boxers that included 5 knockdowns.

Fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing when former cruiserweight champion Kiladze, 35, received his challenge up close by referee Samuel Burgos in Florida.

A clearly angry Kiladze reacted by launching a right hand that bounced off Burgos’ left arm. The shot then struck its bearded target in the chin, leaving the experienced Burgos looking shocked but serene as he stepped out of range.

The local Miami resident reportedly stopped Kiladze’s night because he felt the fighter had stumbled sideways when the referee checked his balance.