After sharing a number of videos in this series where the Asian fighter scored the spectacular finish we've decided it's only fair to mix things up and in this "Reliving the Finish" we look at a recent KO that saw the Asian fighter left flat on his back after a short, but brutal bout in Australia.
Jon Jon Jet (10-0, 8) Vs Luke Boyd (7-0, 7)
The Asian fighter in question was Indonesian fighter Jon Jon Jet, a promising youngster with power of his own. In his 10 bouts up to this point Jet had stopped 8 opponents, with 7 of those 8 stoppages coming in the first 3 rounds. The 25 year old was one of the few Indonesians who seemed to be heading in the right direction, but was desperately in need of a step up in class. Rather than stepping up he leaped up from low level domestic competition to hard hitting international level fighters as he travelled to Australia and took on rock fisted Australian Luke Boyd.
Although Boyd wasn't a big name the 32 year old was a brute, a crude, big punching brute who had fought at a higher level than Jet. Although not a very good boxer Boyd had that nasty power, and knew that, at this sort of level, that power could be a game changer. Prior to facing on Jet he had scored 5 wins in the opening round, and his only bout that went beyond 2 rounds saw him taking out Robert Trigg, who had been out boxing him, in the 6th round.
On paper it seemed hard to imagine this one going the distance and from the first bell neither man looked like they wanted this one to go long. Sadly for Jet his power couldn't bother Boyd. Boyd's power however did hurt Jet, and did so quickly.
Just seconds into the fight Jet felt the power of the Australian and backed off. That didn't stop Boyd from going for the kill, getting Jet into the corner and unloading a vicious onslaught. Jet managed to battle his way off the ropes but quickly ate a single right hand right in the chin, sending him down, hard, to become the 8th victim of Boyd and his power.
This is brutal finish of a man who simply out of his depth against a monster puncher. A very nasty finish and one of 2019's most under-rated and under-seen KO's.
Thinking Out East
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