Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Video: Boxer arrested for punching referee after losing fight

Watch the unbelievable moment from a Croatian boxing championship when a junior boxer assaulted a referee after losing a fight. 

The attack happened at the Junior European Championships in Zagreb. Croatian boxer Vido Loncar, in the red, was upset after the referee waved off the fight after giving him a standing count. But after being called over for the official judgement, Loncar attacked the referee - and followed his initial punch with seven more to the body.

Loncar has been arrested and banned from boxing for life. The referee was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The secretary-general of the Croatian Boxing Federation, Marko Marovic says of the incident: "This is the worst thing that could happen to us. This is a disgrace to Zagreb and Croatia, and causes the sport of boxing major damage. All the hard work that we put into organising this championship and raising the image of Croatian boxing has been destroyed in a few seconds."

Video courtesy of the European Boxing Confederation:

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