Sunday 24 September 2017

WATCH - Kickboxer attacked by spectators after knocking out opponent who inexplicably dropped his guard

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There was pandemonium at a kickoxing championship fight on Saturday night in Paris after two spectators leaped into the ring and unleashed a barrage of punches on a fighter after a controversial KO.

Armenian Harut Grigorian was fighting Dutch fighter Murthel Groenhart at the Glory 42 Kickboxing Championship event in Paris.

The fight took a bizarre turn when Grigorian dropped his guard and walked towards his corner at the start of the second round.

Groenhart seized on the opportunity to level his opponent with a sickening right hook.

The Armenian began celebrating and a number of fans, presumably Girgorian supporters, jumped into the ring and began swinging at the winner.

Groenhart was entitled to hit his opponent, who had his hands down by his side, because the referee had not intervened.

Watch the ugly scenes below (warning - graphic content):

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