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Anthony Joshua opponent now working as a bailiff reacts to heated confrontation with man going viral

Anthony Joshua opponent now working as a bailiff reacts to heated confrontation with man going viral

He has gone viral after a clip of him working as a bailiff was posted on social media

A former opponent of Anthony Joshua has gone viral after a heated clip of him working as a bailiff was posted on social media.

In the viral video, he can be seen going back and forth with a man who is furious after being served a warrant from the local magistrate. See a snippet below:

After an athlete retires, they may choose to be a pundit, a coach, or maybe return to living a private and obscure life away from the sport.

The latter is seemingly what Paul Butlin has chosen to do, but he has been thrust back into the limelight after a clip of him at his new day job has done the rounds on social media channels.

Butlin was Anthony Joshua's second ever professional opponent back in 2013, before he hung up his boxing gloves and became a bailiff.

The 47-year-old lost to the fresh-faced Joshua in the second round of their bout just seconds after getting a deep cut above his right eye.

Paul Butlin fought Anthony Joshua back in 2013, before he retired from boxing in 2016.
Scott Heavey/Getty Images

In an injury described by boxing promoter Eddie Hearn as 'one of the worst cuts I've seen from a punch' and the fact that Butlin wanted to continue fighting after getting it, it's clear that the man is scared of absolutely nothing.

And it can be seen in the viral video.

Now working as a bailiff, Butlin can be seen issuing a warrant to a man who is less than pleased to be issued one.

He threw the letter back in the former heavyweight boxer's face, before Butlin told him to 'get his hands off' him.

Butlin ended up being in a heated argument while on the job.
X/@MichaelBensonn

The angry man then claimed he would 'f**king annihilate' him, clearly not knowing he was talking to.

Butlin calmly replied: "I'm not here to fight you. I'm not a fighter mate."

After being threatened with more violence, the ex-boxer ends the clip by saying: "You don't know who I am, do you?"

Since the clip went viral, the 47-year-old has responded on his Instagram story.

The bailiff simply put a screenshot of the story published on talkSPORT with no captions.

Pretty gangster.

The ex-boxer reacted to the viral clip on Instagram.
Instagram/@paulbutlin

He's clearly owning it and doesn't seem to mind the publicity after hanging up his gloves in 2016.

Since retiring, the ex-boxer - who had a record of 16-24-1 - has garnered a modest following online with over 25k followers on TikTok, where talks about his career and the current state of the sport.

Also known for going the distance with heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora early in his career, Butlin is still as fearless now as he was in the ring.

Featured Image Credit: X/@MichaelBensonn

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Sport, Viral, UK News