Tyson’s former foe has his security license suspended after viral street knockout (VIDEO)

Julius Francis says he’s out of work because of the viral images

Former boxing nemesis Mike Tyson Julius Francis is set to face the former heavyweight champion again after saying he lost his job as a security guard.

Francis recently went viral after he was filmed delivering a vicious knockout blow to a member of the public who had caused trouble at the notorious Boxpark shopping center in London.

Yet despite praise for how he coped with the threat, Francis was arrested and is now out of work.

“I was arrested and rightly so” he conceded to TMZ, before revealing that he was held at the police station for about four and a half hours.

“They came back and said ‘no further action’. They had statements from my manager, people at the door, and they watched our CCTV,” Francois continued.

“I wasn’t so worried about it because it was actually me defending myself. I had every right to defend myself and that’s what I did when he raised his hand.” 

Francois felt “justified” by the warm reception he received on social media for standing his ground and putting his would-be attacker in his place when the man stepped up to him, but he remains suspended from his job.

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“I can’t work at the moment, so I’m trying to sort this out so I can get back to work as soon as possible,” he said, his situation leading him to talk about taking over Tyson for the first time since January 2000, when the former ‘baddest man on the planet’ knocked him out in the second round of a meeting from Manchester.

“If there’s a promoter who’s willing to promote a sanctioned fight – and, I’ve never liked to talk about money – but [if] they might make a decent offer, so who knows? he posed.

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“I’ll put it over there”, Francois continued. “I’m going to say, ‘Yes. Yes, we can have a rematch.’ I don’t know if anyone is going to watch it, but I’m going to say ‘yes’.”he concluded.

While Francis retired in 2006 with a 23-24-1 record, Tyson returned to action in late 2020 when he faced Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.

Although the YouTube prankster has already booked Madison Square Garden for August 6 where he could face off against Tommy Fury, Jake Paul is rumored to be a possible foe for Tyson in the near future.

According to Brooklynite Tyson, who is set to turn 56, however, any confrontation must take place before the end of 2022, as he recently insisted on talk show program Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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