You think you’ve seen it all in combat sports, and then something new pops up beyond your wildest imagination.
On Sunday’s Matchroom Boxing card in England, Jordan Gill took on Karim Guerfi for the European featherweight title. In the seventh round, Guerfi dropped Gill with a left hook. Gill beat the count and got back on his feet, but near the end of the frame, that boxing match turned into pro wrestling. There was a rapprochement between Guerfi and Gill and the end result was something that looked exactly like the DDT made famous by the legendary Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts.
Gill was in bad shape after that and maybe the doctor should have taken a closer look at him since the fall in that streak was worse than the actual knockdown. Over the next two rounds, Gill’s right eye swelled up badly and given how unsteady he looked after round seven, there was a case to be made for the corner to stop the fight.
Then, seconds from the end of the ninth, Gill uncorked the right hand of his life for one of the craziest comeback knockouts ever.
Gill (27-1-1, 8 KOs) isn’t known as a big puncher but he picked crazy weather to unleash the perfect punch. Guerfi (30-6-1 NC, 9 KO) was down and there was no point in continuing the count for someone who wasn’t going to get up anytime soon. Even after the fight, Gill was still struggling to maintain his balance, and afterwards he revealed that he had ruptured eardrums and a knee injury.
Barely out of the hospital. CT scan all good, no issues just two punctured ears and injured knee. Can someone drop some ibuprofen in room 1213?
—Jordan Gill (@_JordanGill) February 28, 2022
This will undoubtedly go down as one of the comebacks of the year and knockouts of the year given the circumstances.