Crazy stuff in Cape Town today as SA heavyweight champion Ruann Visser is bizarrely injured before a punch is thrown. pic.twitter.com/jZCIZg2ZV1— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) December 16, 2019
Boxing officials in South Africa have been left red-faced after heavyweight champion Ruann Visser was sent tumbling from the ring when the ropes snapped.
Visser, a 207cm, 103kg behemoth, was testing the ropes in the minutes before his match against Tian Fick when they gave way, sending him to the floor.
The bout was called off by the fight doctor, who ruled Visser was not fit to fight after the nasty fall.
Spectators could be heard crying out in shock as the 29-year-old hit the deck.
Boasting an 18-2 record, with 17 of those via knockout, Visser will have to return to full fitness before a rematch can be held.
Boxing fans were less than impressed with the fall, many hoping Visser would be able to make a speedy recovery.