‘Good God, What a KO…’: Fans Go Berserk as Tyson Fury’s Teammate Gets Knocked Out in Viral Video

Published 09/25/2022, 10:02 AM EDT

Joe Joyce shocked the world after his historic performance against former WBO interim heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. Joyce knocked out Parker in the 11th round becoming the first person to ever stop the Kiwi boxer. This win makes Joyce the WBO interim champion and also a mandatory challenger to Usyk’s WBO title.

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The win was a surprise for many as Parker, who has been training with Tyson Fury was considered a heavy favorite before the fight. However, what was more surprising was the way Parker was knocked out.

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As the fight progressed both fighters were getting visibly exhausted with each of them on their last legs as the 11th round approached. Joyce would then capitalize on this and hit Parker with a clean left hook sending him crashing towards the ropes.

Fans react to Joseph Parker getting knocked out

This knockout even turned viral on the internet as a video of it was circulated all over social media. Moreover, fans were also quick to react to the video. One fan stated that Parker was knocked out due to pure exhaustion.

Another fan praised the tenacity of both fighters who gave it their all despite being fatigued.

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One fan even went as far as claiming that Joyce could beat every heavyweight in the world including Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.

 

 

 

Lastly, one fan made a bold claim stating that Joyce has the best resume in his first 15 fights than any other active heavyweight boxer.

Fans were certainly impressed by the British boxer who seems to have big plans for the future. This was on display after he called out Usyk in the post-fight interview.

Joe Joyce calls out Oleksandr Usyk

Joyce is now the interim world champion and the number one contender for Usyk’s WBO title. Moreover, Joyce wasted no time in calling out the unified champion as he made his intentions clear. “Usyk, let’s get it on,” Joyce said in his post-fight interview.

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Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Oleksandr Usyk celebrates winning his fight against Anthony Joshua Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Usyk had recently declined to face Fury in a match this year and wants to face him next year. If a bout with The Gypsy King doesn’t pan out, he could very well take on Joyce in a classic heavyweight showdown.

What did you think about the KO? Let us know in the comments.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma

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