EUROPEAN boxing champion Sam Maxwell was left with a black eye after landing an uppercut on HIMSELF.
The 31-year-old was putting on a coronavirus lockdown training session on the bag in his back garden.
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But as he unloaded a flurry of punches he managed to land one flush on his right eye.
The Hackney-born hitter is down on his hunches before telling the person filming to “cut it”.
Maxwell was then filmed sat on a chair with extensive bruising around his eye.
The WBO European super-lightweight champion poked fun at his own misfortune in the caption to the video.
He wrote: “Super Sam’s Quarantine Boxfit live classes have been cancelled until further notice sorry to all paying customers we will be back stronger!”
It was a hark back to the time WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury punched himself in the face during a live bout.
Fury, 20 at the time, was well on the way to a stoppage win against Lee Swaby back in 2009 when he managed to crack himself in the face.
After Maxwell, who is undefeated in 13 pro fights, posted the footage online, it was greeted with some commiseratory, as well as some tongue-in-cheek replies.
Legendary promoter Frank Warren wrote: “Protect yourself at all times.”
Fellow boxer Lyndon Arthur asked whether “this was real bro” to which Maxwell replied: “Come on I know am dumb but come on.”
Arthur replied that Maxwell “actually wobbled himself”.
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Others described the incident as “hilarious”, and that Maxwell was a “joker”.
Maxwell won the European title with a KO of Sabri Sediri in March last year.
In his last fight in November he stopped Connor Parker in the seventh round to retain the belt.