Australian strongman Alex ‘Godly Strong’ Simon was disqualified in strange scenes throughout Wednesday night’s Christmas Boxing Bash.
Simon, who has previously been crowned Australia’s strongest gentleman, was experiencing off versus Tavita Vaoga just after his initial opponent Hafthor Bjornsson experienced to pull out owing to damage.
The 29-calendar year-previous experienced received five of his 6 fights in MMA and kickboxing, with all victories coming by way of knockout.
But Simon seemed to be drawing on his MMA working experience, together with grappling strategies, to get the upperhand and was quickly disqualified right after many warnings from the referee.
Simon was warned early for pulling Vaoga onto the floor prior to also being cautioned for employing the head.
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“I’m heading to warn you as soon as,” the referee explained.
Individuals warnings have been not taken on board though, with Simon then throwing Vaoga to the ground, tripping him and then even showing to strike at his rival’s head though on the floor.
“What are you carrying out? I’m not having that,” the referee said.
“You do not toss your opponent on the ground and vacation him.”
Simon did not consider it nicely, confronting the referee as the bout threatened to taken an even uglier flip.
Equally Simon and Vaoga later on informed the Day by day Telegraph publish-battle that the Australian strongman did not land a punch on the floor.
Primary Party commentator Ben Damon explained the end as “one of the most blatant trips you’ll ever see in a boxing ring”, adding Simon had “forgotten what sport” he was in.
“Bizarre things from the multi-disinclined Alex Simon, who thought he was somewhere else,” Damon claimed commentary.
“I did have a fantastic chance to chat with Alex Simon during the week. He would seem a pretty fellow, but he’s not handling this effectively at all.
“What he did was very, extremely blatant and not aspect of this activity.
“What a weird combat we’ve just witnessed.”
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Jeff Fenech added: “He was striving to display his toughness but in the mistaken locations. He’s absolutely a powerful guy and can punch, but those people factors are unneeded.”
“The deliberate trip, I have never found that before in a boxing combat to that extent. The punch that arrived in following there wasn’t much in it, but nonetheless you’re not authorized to do that,” commentator Paul Kent explained to Most important Function.
“The total combat, Alex Simon just continued to try out and exhibit robust he was. He’s in a activity in which you punch the opponent, you don’t wrestle the opponent.
“He was just overcome. I don’t know what the cause was, but he just did not adapt to the sport he was in tonight.
“This is not a road combat. It’s a boxing match and even however at times it can get rather primal within that ring, there are even now policies that have to be followed and Alex Simon just didn’t occur tonight to have a boxing match.”