Video: Medium-sized ice-hockey player levels giant ice-hockey player with brutal left hook 8 years ago

Video: Medium-sized ice-hockey player levels giant ice-hockey player with brutal left hook

As the great Homer Simpson once said: “It's like David and Goliath, only this time David won.”

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If you’re going to play ice-hockey, you’ve got to be tough. As well as the potential risk of suffering some absolutely horrific injuries – check out some of the worst ever here – if an opponent wants to challenge you to a fight mano-a-mano then you have to pretty much stand your ground, trade blows and hope you come out on top.

That can often lead to mismatches in the size and strength of the two players engaging in a bout of fisticuffs, as was the case when 5’10” Justin Johnson of the New York Islanders went up against 6’7” John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres in recent days.

The smart money would have been on Scott dishing out a bit of a beat-down to a guy nearly a foot smaller than him, but instead it was Scott who was left eating ice after Johnson levelled him with a sweet left hook that ended the fight there and then and had Scott checking that his jaw was still intact afterwards.

Scott, in fairness, was able to smile about if afterwards, but in a sport as macho as ice-hockey, the impact on his tough-guy reputation in the sport could be terminal.

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Chalk this one down as a victory for the little actually fairly averaged-sized guy.

Hat-tip: For the Win