WATCH: When Derrick Lewis Punished and Knocked Out an Arrogant Boxer Who Trash Talked Him

Published 08/04/2021, 11:29 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Lewis prepares to fight Curtis Blaydes in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Derrick Lewis is all set to face Ciryl Gane at the UFC 265 main event. The fighter will compete with Gane for the interim UFC Heavyweight championship. Gane is undefeated in his MMA career and is considered one of the best fighters in the UFC Heavyweight division. However, Lewis will still enter this fight as the slight favorite as ‘The Black Beast’ is one of the hardest strikers in UFC history.

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Lewis holds the record for most KO wins in UFC history and his striking prowess is incredible. While everyone in the UFC knows about Lewis’s striking capabilities, a boxer in his gym was unaware of the same. Back in December 2019, Lewis shared a video on his Twitter account which saw him knocking out a boxer in under 1 minute.

Along with the video, Lewis wrote, “When a boxers said he will knock me out because I’m a MMA fighter”

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While at first, it was unclear why the brawl between Lewis and the boxer started. ‘The Black Beast’ later revealed the reason to Ariel Helwani, who posted about the same.

Helwani wrote, “Asked Derrick about this. He said a boxer at his gym was talking a lot of smack about boxers vs MMA fighters. This happened yesterday. Lasted one minute, he said.”

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Apparently, the boxer was challenging everyone present at the gym for a fight, and, without knowing Lewis, challenged him for the same. ‘The Black Beast’ faced the boxer and punished and knocked the boxer out inside one minute.

What to expect from the fight between Derrick Lewis and Cyril Gane at UFC 265?

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Derrick Lewis’s striking capabilities are well known to everybody. The fighter has the capability of knocking out anyone with just one punch. Therefore, when Gane faces Lewis at UFC 265, he will have to be careful of the same.

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However, Gane is no pushover and is undefeated through his MMA career. Therefore, one thing is sure: when these two fighters fight in the Octagon, it is surely going to be a treat for all UFC fans.

Who do you think will win the fight between Gane and Lewis? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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