Karma’s a bitch.
An formerly undefeated boxer got viciously knocked out at the end of a championship fight he was winning easily moments after gleefully mocking his opponent.
As one announcer noted, Sediri’s body language indicated that he was already thinking about a win. He dropped his hands, danced around the ring, and generally showed a total lack of respect for Maxwell’s hands.
Then, as the final 15 seconds ticked away, Maxwell landed a clean right cross that sent Sediri straight into the canvas.
Maxwell was ruled the victor via TKO. His record improved to 11-0, and he walked away with the first title of his career.
Sediri, however, took his first «L» and now holds a record of 10-1-1.
The newly-minted champion from Liverpool tweeted video of his highlight reel-worthy performance, asking his followers, «Are you not entertained?». Yep, just like Russell Crowe in Gladiator. Nice one.
«I think he switched off a bit, and I took my chance,» Maxwell told ESPN. «I knew it was close. I knew I needed a big last round.»
Hopefully Sediri now understands why you should NEVER celebrate before the final bell.
Protect yourself at all times, people.