Florida mugger attacks limping 68-year-old Steve Shepherd. He was five-time world kick-boxing champion
- The mugger slammed a bottle over the head of Steve Shepherd, who responded with a right cross to the attacker’s head, and a smashing hook to his ribs
A Florida mugger picked the wrong senior citizen to attack.
The Palm Beach Post reports 68-year-old Steve Shepherd was limping to his car last week, a pulled muscle impairing his stride, when a mugger hit him in the head with a bottle and demanded his cellphone.
Shepherd is a five-time world kick-boxing champ. Though retired 18 years, he’s been training to return to the ring as the oldest professional fighter. He has a March bout scheduled.
Shepherd threw a right cross to the attacker’s head, and then smashed a hook to his ribs, crumpling him. Bystanders interceded and the man escaped. Shepherd suffered a ruptured eardrum, a cut and bruise.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office says security video shows the attacker is about 20 and had prowled the area for hours, seeking a victim.