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Muggers flee after boxer turns on them

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11:14 CEST+02:00
An attempted robbery in Västerås on Saturday night ended in ignominious failure for the two young assailants.

The attack on their supposed victim, a 70 year old man, began just after midnight with a punch in his face.

What they didn't know was that the 70 year old used to be a boxer. And it didn't take long for the old moves to come back, reported Swedish Radio.

The man gave as good as he got - and then some more - and the robbers legged it.

The boxer said that he was very satisfied to have been able to use his knowledge of "the oldest form of self-defence" in this way.

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