Irish Boxer Is Attacked By Angry Shopkeepers In Istambul

A massive fight broke out in a street in Istambul involving and Irish boxer who was visiting the city and about a dozen local shopkeepers. The fight originated after the boxer pulled a refrigerator door too hard and accidentally caused some plastic bottles to fall to the floor.

The owner of the business immediately came out from behind the counter armed with a stick and ready to hit the tourist. The boxer was not intimidated by it and actually provoked the owner before reaching for the stick and starting a scramble that made a little more damage to the property.

Things escalated quickly and more people got involved in the brawl against the foreigner. The boxer tried to defend himself from the simultaneous attack of the shopkeepers and even took the time to remove his sunglasses and protect them before launching back to the fight.

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He was able to knock out one of his aggressors with a mean right cross. It seemed to boost his confidence as he then became the attacker for a second or two before being overwhelmed by the number of opponents.

The boxer had to cover his face and block some of the attacks with his forearm. The Turkish hit him repeatedly with sticks and other objects. After a few seconds he took cover in a doorstep but with adrenaline pumping in his body he decided to go back out.

He was able to reach his target and landed a clean shot to the head. Obviously this action reignited the fight and he had to run back to safety. A few moments later he went back out but fortunately was intercepted by some bystanders who stopped him from going over to the store where it all began.

He was then taken to a nearby hospital where they put a cast on his arm due to the amount of strikes he had received. Footage made a big wave in the local media and a few hours later the press spoke to the boxer -who of course was wearing the sunglasses he managed to protect during the brawl.