It’s not the size of the grandma in the fight, but the size of the fight in the grandma.
This former boxer got a crystal clear lesson in the virtues of respecting one's elders when he lashed out at a female co-worker in front of a security camera in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The man is reported to be a famous ex-boxer from Kurgan, according to the woman who felled him. She also added the word “hooligan” to his biography.
She was identified as a grandmother and supermarket worker by the name of Larissa. She reportedly said he was a co-worker who was drunk at he time of the confrontation.
The video shows the pair sitting down in the back of the supermarket, apparently to engage in a heated discussion.
When the woman points he finger in the man’s face and appears to slap him, he lashes out with a series of punches. At least one of the blows appears to land on the woman's face.
That was a bad move.
In a split second Larissa drops him with a right hook of her own, steps over her fallen foe and begins to press home her advantage as he lays on the ground.
Another man is seen entering through the closed door to break up the scrap as the brawling babushka shows no sign of relenting.
According to Russian media, the man was taken to a police station where he allegedly confessed to demanding 37,000 rubles (about $775) from Larissa.
The prize fighter will no doubt keep the perils of ring rust front and centre in his mind before he swings a punch again.
Don't underestimate a good boxer though
Our Russian champ may have gone down in a humiliating heap, but the same can't be said of this Irish-Kuwaiti student of the sweet science.
Set upon my a mob of assailants, the tourist looks almost casual as he knocks them out one at a time. A couple of the less sensible members of the gang get up and try again.
Even laying into him with a variety of weapons appears not to faze the imposing figure. Mohammed Fadel Dobbous actually suffered a series of fairly serious injuries in the encounter, not that he seemed to care at the time.
The best laid schemes of drunken men...
A lot of ideas seem good at the time and at least our ill-fated brawler has some company.
Also featuring highly among the list of bad ideas were these drunken Canadian sports fans who decided to launch their own version of an obscene internet joke on a Canadian reporter.
Shauna Hunt was not about to let them get away with it though and took the fight right up to the group of young men. She quickly wiped the smiles from their faces and, according to subsequent reports, cost at least a couple of them their jobs.
Watch the road
We get it – there’s a lot going on on the roads and emotions can get the best of all of us. Still, it pays to watch what’s going on in front of you, even when the driver behind you has just given him a full belt of their horn and you feel honour-bound to respond.
Earlier this month a cyclist in Hampshire, UK, learned this lesson the hard way when he took a moment to flip off the Mazda MX5 he’d just cut off.
Foresight can fail you too
If you’re going to get into a fight outside of a pub, you are obviously not planning on losing. Of course, the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry and leave you nought but grief and pain.
So it was when the elderly looking gentlemen at the heart of this tense conversation turned out to be a former boxer and left a couple of larger, younger gentlemen reconsidering some of their choices.
Pride comes before the fall
We get it – you’re a free citizen, a sovereign citizen even, and you don’t acknowledge the authority of the police to pull you over for random breath tests.
When this driver blew past a police road bloke, recorded the ensuing chase and commentated the entire episode, we assume you had a plan in mind. He at very least appeared to have a point to prove.
Unfortunately, the police also had a point to prove when they finally caught up and the high pitched wailing issuing forth from the driver’s seat seems to indicate Australia’s answer to William Wallace had absolutely no idea it would end this way. Live and learn.
Exit strategies matter
This West Australian crook might have had better luck if he'd scouted the exact location of the doors before he stole a woman's bag and crashed full-steam into a glass pane.
We’re not in the business of giving crooks tutorials, but this lesson applies to anyone prone to rash actions – situational awareness is important. Without it reality will hit you hard. In your face.