Watch as boxing champ Sam Maxwell gives HIMSELF black eye after punching his own face like Tyson Fury in live workout – The Sun

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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 This was the moment Sam Maxwell gave himself an uppercut

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This was the moment Sam Maxwell gave himself an uppercut
 The London-born boxer was left grounded after the freak shot

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The London-born boxer was left grounded after the freak shot
 The European champ then showed off a painful-looking black eye

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The European champ then showed off a painful-looking black eye

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!”

 Tyson Fury landed this peach, on himself, back in 2009

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Tyson Fury landed this peach, on himself, back in 2009
 The Gypsy King was as shocked as anyone watching was at what happened

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The Gypsy King was as shocked as anyone watching was at what happened
 Maxwell was in good spirits heading into the bag session

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Maxwell was in good spirits heading into the bag session
 The 31-year-old began to unload some quick shots during the coronavirus lockdown training session

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The 31-year-old began to unload some quick shots during the coronavirus lockdown training session
 But it was to end in painful style for the super-lightweight champ

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But it was to end in painful style for the super-lightweight champ

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.

 The BoxFit session did not end well for the European champ

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The BoxFit session did not end well for the European champ
 Maxwell asked the person to cut the video after the unfortunate mishap

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Maxwell asked the person to cut the video after the unfortunate mishap

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