A rowdy player bit off more than he could chew when confronting the wrong guard – a former British Heavyweight Champion and one-time Mike Tyson’s opponent who left him was knocked out cold on the pavement.
Video clip from Box Park in Wembley shows an altercation between a group of men and security guards outside the venue.
Julius Francis, now 57, is pictured amid the melee who was initially seen keeping his distance.
But as things start to boil over, one of the men lashes out at another who just misses.
The same man then approaches Francis, who takes a step back before throwing a bolt of lightning directly over him, making him fall and leaving him cold.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “Police are aware of footage circulating on social media showing an incident involving security personnel and a member of the public outside Boxpark in Wembley.
“An investigation into the circumstances, including establishing the identity and well-being of those involved, is ongoing.”
A spokesman for BoxPark added: “Our team is aware of footage being shared online.
“This incident is currently being reviewed and is part of an ongoing investigation, so we are unable to comment further on the incident at this time.
‘We would like to emphasize that the safety and well-being of our customers and our employees is our top priority.’
Francis retired from professional boxing in 2006 after 48 fights.
He won the vacant Commonwealth title in 1997 before taking the British title three months later, beating Garry Delaney in Belfast.
The south Londoner also shared the ring with two modern heavyweight boxing legends, fighting former champion Vitali Klitschko in 1998 while the Ukrainian was still establishing himself in the sport.
Two years later he fought “The Baddest Man on the Planet” at Tyson in Manchester. Francis lost both fights after being stopped in the second round.
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