Tom Skinner entered the world of boxing last night for the first time, and it seems as if he’s got a bit of a knack for it, knocking his opponent out in the first round. You can see the short fight in the video below.
OK, these days it seems as if just about everyone wants to be a boxer.
From Astrid Wett and Elle Brooke right up to Jake and Logan Paul, Tommy Fury – although he is a professional boxer – and KSI, everyone seems to be donning a pair of gloves and stepping into the ring.
While it can be fairly entertaining, it’s always worth remembering that these celebrities are largely just in it for the fun, not to become world champions.
That certainly seems to be the way in the case of Tom Skinner, anyway.
He put on his trunks as part of a white-collar boxing event at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet last night for an event billed as ‘Bosh Gym’ after his famous catchphrase.
Roared on by a home crowd in Essex, the former star of The Apprentice dropped his opponent with some heavy body blows, before he was allowed back in after a count.
The second time, he splayed his opponent out on the canvas once again just moments later, and this time the referee decided to call the whole thing off.
Probably for the best, really.
After the bout, Skinner was clearly chuffed with himself, tweeting: “Really enjoyed tonight.
“Looking forward to a sunshine chicken curry down Dinos [sic] in the morning. Bosh.”
In truth, it’s unlikely that we’ll see Skinner launching his own serious career in boxing, not least because he isn’t as athletic as some fighters.
It’s one thing battering someone who isn’t a boxer in a bar in Essex, and another thing completely to get into the ring with guys who have been doing this their whole life
Remind you of anyone, there? Perhaps a blonde YouTuber who recently got taken down a peg?
Anyway, he’ll be back – be sure of that.
Skinner’s fans are clearly happy for him, too.
One wrote: “The greatest of all time.”
Another said: “Imagine Tommy Skinner batters you then takes you to dinos for a chicken curry right after.”
A third said: “Went down quicker than a Dino’s full English.”
That chicken curry will go down all the sweeter now that Skinner has claimed a hard-fought victory.
As for his opponent, he’ll be lucky to get any leftovers.