Melbourne’s Colin Norris was last night on the receiving end of a brutal first-round KO in a welterweight bout with the Gold Coast’s Nathan Webber.
Former Australian amateur champion Webber, who was making his professional debut, blitzed his opponent in just 20 seconds.
Norris had former world title challenger Alex Leapai in his corner, but Leapai could do little as Webber unloaded heavy shots with both hands in the clash at the Sleeman Centre in Brisbane.
Norris entered the ring with enthusiasm, but Webber’s brutal flurry of punches to the head and body left him a wreck.
Norris was quickly pinned into a corner, ultimately capitulating to a vicious right hook.
Norris was affected so badly by the punches that he appeared to not know where he was. He even tried to climb out of the ring.
Norris staggered to his feet before the referee’s count ended, but after it became apparent he was disorientated, the referee stopped the fight.
“I asked you if you wanted to carry on and you tried to climb out of the ring,” the referee explained to Norris.