Damn, a part of his brain was on the camera lens!
But Aussie-based pugilist Willis Meehan showed a rare sign of empathy for an opponent when he pleaded with the referee to stop his fight as he pounded Kiwi rival Leamy Tato into submission during their recent bout. Taking on Tato in New Zealand, Meehan proved a cut above the 41-year-old as he dominated him from the opening exchanges of their eight round fight. The former Sydney Roosters rugby league player continuously unloaded powerful blows on the brave Kiwi. But with Tato continuing to stand and take the punishment as he was hammered against the ropes, Meehan did the unthinkable – stopped punching and pleaded with the referee to end the fight.