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Florida Mugger Attacks Senior Who Was a Kickboxing Champ, Loses TKO

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    Florida Mugger Attacks Senior Who Was Kickboxing Champ

    A Florida mugger picked the wrong senior citizen to attack. Steve Shepherd was limping to his car last week, a pulled muscle impairing his stride, when a mugger hit him in the head with a bottle and demanded his cellphone. But Shepherd is a five-time world kickboxing champ.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 4, 2019)

    A Florida mugger picked the wrong senior citizen to attack.

    The Palm Beach Post reports 68-year-old Steve Shepherd was limping to his car last week, a pulled muscle impairing his stride, when a mugger hit him in the head with a bottle and demanded his cellphone.

    Bad choice.

    Shepherd is a five-time world kickboxing champ. Though retired 18 years, he's been training to become the oldest professional fighter. He has a March bout scheduled.

    Shepherd threw a right cross to the attacker's head, and then smashed a hook to his ribs, crumpling him. Bystanders interceded and the man escaped. Shepherd suffered a ruptured eardrum, a cut and bruise.

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office says security video shows the attacker is about 20 and had prowled the area for hours, seeking a victim.

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