A NUMBER of boxing fans have blasted a “tasteless cheap” shot that led to a quickfire knockout this weekend.
Jayson Santana stretched his unbeaten pro record at the One One Six Boxing event in Memphis, Tennessee in America on Saturday to four.
He landed a fast one-two right on the opening bell to knockout Kenneth Jamerson (0-7) in their flyweight bout.
Despite touching gloves before the opening bell, Jamerson walked straight out into the centre of the ring at the start of the fight with his guard down and attempted to do it again.
But Santana was having none of it, and he landed a left and right to send his rival crashing back into his corner on the floor.
The dazed Jamerson did try to get to his feet, but as he staggered around, the referee called the fight off.
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The controversial clip of the incident was soon going viral on social media, but despite Santana breaking no rules, a host of boxing fans were disgusted with his actions.
One tweeted: “How was this even allowed to take place? Downright silly. It has to stop. Discredits the promotion, sanctioning body and fighter. I mean, seriously?!”
Another wrote: “Seemed a cheap thing to do against a bloke who is 0-6 (6KOs) and was guaranteed to be stopped early anyway.”
As a fellow fan said: “That was naughty, don't like that.”
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However, even though others were against it, they were more annoyed at Jamerson’s naivety.
One said: “Tasteless but remember protect yourself at all times..your opponent is not obligated to show good sportsmanship.”
Another tweeted: “PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES.”
As a fellow fan added: “Protect yourself at all times How many times we gotta say the s**t?”
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