He lost by knockout, was stunned and attacked the referee with blows: the unusual reaction of a boxing fighter without gloves

He lost by knockout, was stunned and attacked the referee with blows: the unusual reaction of a boxing fighter without gloves
He lost by knockout, was stunned and attacked the referee with blows: the unusual reaction of a boxing fighter without gloves

A fighter got confused and hit the referee after being knocked out

The fighter Keith Richardson He had a moment of confusion in the ring during a match and He hit the referee after losing by technical knockout in his fight against Alberto Blas for the title of the bantamweight category of the promoter Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), a discipline in which boxing is done without gloves.

The incident stood out at the evening that took place last night in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It happened in the first round. Richardson He had received a series of blows that left him dazed and was defending himself from the vehemence of his opponent when the referee Shane Burgos He decided to stop the fight.

However, evidently disoriented and in the middle of a state of alteration, the fighter He didn’t realize that the fight had ended or who was in front of him.since he continued throwing punches, but this time against the referee, who in turn tried to hug him to contain the situation. To the astonishment of the spectators and while Blas celebrated his victory, a member of the event organization quickly intervened to separate the fighter and bring calm.

Richardson referred to the unusual episode in the press conference after his defeat and joked about preparing to face Shane Burgos when asked about the future of his career. “You saved him”he told the journalists present, who laughed at the comment.

Richardson’s post apologizing to the referee and congratulating his rival

The fighter is a former member of the US Navy and in recent days he had received news of the death of one of the soldiers who served under his command. Therefore, they asked him if this could have influenced his performance. But he denied it. “He had a clear mind. I’m used to handling these types of situations. All last year I was dealing with the death of my father, I am used to dealing with adversity. It didn’t affect the result,” he admitted.

This Saturday he expressed himself again about it in his profile instagram. “Sorry for disappearing after last night’s fight, but I was a little out of place and disappointed.”, apologized in a post in which he accompanied his words with a photo where he is seen smiling during training. “I wanted to take a second to apologize to referee Shane Burgos, I didn’t know what happened until I saw the video in the locker room. My instinct is to fight, not flee. I was definitely gone at that point and was just acting on instinct. I don’t even remember throwing punches”he explained.

Then, the peeler recognized Blas’ victory and appreciated his surroundings: “I wanted to take a second to congratulate my opponent, he won fairly. But I really want to thank all the people who have shown me love and support in this fight and in my career in general. You are the best”.

“I will return to training today as is my usual routine, win, lose or draw. “This defeat will not define me or my career,” concluded Richardson, who on his social networks presents himself as a former Marine Corps soldier and owner of a training center, as well as an expert in BKFC, a sports discipline that It basically consists of fights with boxing rules without the use of gloves.

 
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