“Grandpa Did Not Come To Play”: Old Man Knocking Out Young Guy in Street Boxing Match Stuns Female Pro Boxer and Fans

Published 10/08/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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Advancing age is often perceived as a barrier, but there are times when we are reminded that it is just a number. In a recent, now-viral video on the social media platform X, we can see an old man boxing with a much younger man in a street boxing match.

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The outcome of the match would have shocked many but also served as an inspiring reminder about how certain individuals defy the limitations of age. The video was shared by Melissa St. Vil, WIBA Lightweight title holder who also goes by the name of ‘Little Miss Tyson.’

Drop-dead skills leave fans and Melissa St. Vil awestruck

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The 2-minute 20-second clip featured an old man with grey hair battling a boxer much younger than him in age. The fight started off with both trying to assess each other. Within a few seconds, the older man took over, landing many more punches than the younger one could. By the end of the 1st minute, he had cornered his opponent, who had to be saved by the referee. Melissa posted the clip on her X (Twitter) account, captioning the clip, “Grandpa did not come to play.”

 

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Soon, fans joined her in lauding the stereotype-breaker. “He ain’t new to this,” remarked one fan, noting the skill and experience of the fighter.

“Grandpa looks like a former professional boxer IMV,” said another fan who assumed the man had to have boxed in his younger days to have the stance and poise of a pro boxer.

“Never underestimate the old seem alot more,” iterated one fan who warned others against taking the elderly lightly.

“Old ass white dude gottem. Goes to show, a fights a fight and anyone can win at anytime,” remarked a user thrashing stereotypes and conveying the unpredictability of a fight.

“Props to the old-timer!” Another fan cheered the winner on.

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Though fighters often cease showing up in the ring once they hit a certain age, instances like this prove that nothing compares to experience, zeal, and the grit to win. This is what Melissa was trying to communicate to fans by sharing the clip from a street boxing match.

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What do you think of the prowess shown by the old man? Did it inspire you as much as it did us?

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Prachi Prava Senapati

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Prachi Senapati is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a part of content creation and is using her expertise in the sport of Boxing. Her fascination with the combat sport stemmed from her early years when she witnessed the Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fight.
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Gokul Pillai

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