Boxer Sabri Sediri was just seconds away from winning the World Boxing Organization European super lightweight title at the Morningside Arena Leicester in England on Saturday night, before he got a bit too cocky and found himself on the canvas instead.
Sediri, who’s from France, was undefeated at 10-0-1 going into the night. He appeared to be on the verge of clinching the title, as he was beating the U.K.’s Sam Maxwell pretty soundly.
Sediri had knocked Maxwell down two times and probably had the lead in points, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
Maxwell stayed focused, and with about 14 seconds to go, he delivered a devastating hit that sent Sediri to the canvas.
Sam Maxwell was losing and being taunted by his opponent all fight and then did this with 10 second to go!
Incredible knockout ? pic.twitter.com/qM069RZnQK
— Boxing on BT Sport ? (@BTSportBoxing) March 23, 2019
Sediri managed to get to his feet, but was very wobbly. As a result, the fight was called.
In an amazing turn of events, it was ruled a TKO win for Maxwell. The reaction on social media was swift and fierce.
Sam Maxwell Shocks the crowd as he KO Sabri Sediri in the closing seconds of the final round to capture the WBO European 140-pound title. Maxwell was getting dominated the entire fight and suffered multiple knock-downs. Out of nowhere, he ends the fight with 1 Punch – Wow pic.twitter.com/jahdgKVs5m
— Jimmy AyashMan (@AyashManBoxing) March 23, 2019
Sediri got roasted on Twitter for his antics.
This video is great – showboating boxer gets knocked out with 10 seconds left https://t.co/S5ISEhdA75 Sabri Sediri defeated by Sam Maxwell
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) March 24, 2019
Sam Maxwell just turned Sabri Sediri into one of those “cocky fighter gets what he deserves” memes. Beautiful knockout.
— Jon Ham (@JonHamNE) March 23, 2019
Bet sediri is going to kick himself in morning like when Nate Campbell was showboating then gets knocked out absolute idiots
— Louis (@BBLouisR) March 23, 2019
Maxwell, 30, improved to 11-0 and won the title.
Sediri, 25, suffered his first loss and fell to 10-1-1.
This will no doubt be the last time he makes that sort of mistake, seeing as how it costs him a championship.
And you can bet Sediri will want a rematch.
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