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Ian Lewison somehow gets knocked down after punching Joe Joyce

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Well that’s a first, and not just because it was David Haye's promotional debut show free-to-air on the TV channel Dave.

It was the inaugural outing for Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night at the London’s Indigo at The O2 and it was a cracker.

The night also featured professional debuts for Michael 'Venom' Page and Willy Hutchinson who also delivered their first victories of their professional careers

The main event saw veteran heavyweight Ian Lewison take on Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce but it will be largely remembered for the moment the former threw a huge right hand, only to seemingly knock himself to the canvas.

Scroll down to see the video below - it was certainly bizarre.

Prior to his professional debut, Joyce was called “the future of the heavyweight division” by Haye and showed he was in a different class from Lewison.

The 36-year-old from East Dulwich came out of his corner swinging but Joyce confidently took everything Lewison through at him – before stepping up the pace in the third to steadily take control of the bout.

It got worse for Lewison in the fourth as his right eye started closing up and was checked by his ringside doctor and trainer Don Charles before the fifth.

Whatever they did couldn’t save Lewison from his defeat and his team threw in the towel early in the eighth round.

The Indigo also saw a boxing debut for MMA fighter Michael 'Venom' Page.

Fighting as a light-heavyweight, the 30-year-old from London impressed by knocking out Jonathan Castano in the third round.

"I loved every second. I felt absolutely fantastic and it was a good tester.

Joe Joyce vs. Ian Lewison Fight

"I was looking for that finishing punch throughout the fight. I needed to bring him out of his cage and I caught him very well at the end."

"I'd like to go again right now, seriously. I enjoy what I do. I feel my style is capable of going from one to the other — like I've just shown.”

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