A year ago we shared this CCTV footage of an Irish man fighting an entire neighbourhood of Turks in a positively mental Istanbul street fight, in which he surprisingly came out on top.
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Here’s some background to the story via the original uploader:
Angered at an Irish tourist, shopkeepers in Ä°stanbul’s Aksaray district appeared to be messing up with the wrong guy – a professional boxer.
Few days ago, the tourist booked an hotel room in Aksaray as part of his trip in Turkey. Near his hotel, he went to pick up a bottled water, but he opened the door of a merchandised refrigerator so hard that dozens of water bottles dropped to the ground. Seconds after the incident, owner of the shop approached the Irish tourist and hit him with a stick.
In a sign of solidarity, neighbouring shopkeepers also started assailing the tourist. But they were unaware that the tourist is a professional boxer.
As soon as he realized that he needs to fight back, the tourist put his sunglasses on his head and positioned himself as if he was on a ring ready to fight against his rival. He started putting down a mob of shopkeepers one by one. One of them could hardly walk after taking a hit on the face.
As shopkeepers understood that it will be difficult to tackle him, they asked for help. The crowd immediately swelled. The tourist and the shopkeepers then retreated to nurse their wounds. The tourist took a shelter inside his hotel. Minutes later, the tourist left the hotel and dived into the crowd. The shopkeepers had started using clubs, hard banners and stools to fight off the tourist. The Irishman again retreated to his hotel lobby several times, replenished his strength and attacked again.
Shocked, the shopkeepers decided to calm down and retreated.
And the video:
Turns out the Irish dude is a Kuwaiti-born Irish citizen known as Mohammed Dobbous, and he was arrested by police and charged with assault and GBH over the fight in the Aksaray neighbourhood.
This week he appeared in Turkey’s Palace of Justice where he denied the charges and denied he was a boxer, saying he was “just a Mike Tyson fan”. He also told judges the whole brawl had been a misunderstanding after he was attacked by a shopkeeper for breaking his fridge while trying to open it. That’s when the other men pounced on him too.
When the bottles fell, the man in the shop tried to hit me with a stick.
I grabbed it and threw it away. I was confused. Then, others came at me. I don’t remember their faces. One man tried to stab me in the back.
I knew I would be done if I fell while they were attacking me.
Meanwhile, shopkeeper Senol Palan told the court that Dobbous became aggressive after being told the shop didn’t sell alcohol, and that he pulled the fridge door off deliberately.
It also transpired that Dobbous had to undergo surgery after suffering a cracked skull, broken arm and broken shoulder blade during the fight.
Sounds like the guy’s suffered enough if you ask me, and it just seems like one of those situations that everyone should move on from instead of dragging it through the courts. Apparently some Turkish tourism companies have been offering the guy free holidays, so it’s not like everyone thinks he’s the villain over there.
For another 10-on-1 street fight scenario in which the solo person wins, click HERE.