Taking a low blow is bad. Losing the fight because you took a low blow is surely the definition of adding insult to injury. During the week, moderately ranked Puerto Rican, Carlos Velásquez took on journeyman Jean Sotelo in Mississippi.
Velásquez was expected to run out the easier winner, which he did. The technical knock out in the second round was not a surprising result on paper. However, when you see how it came about, you can't help but feel a certain amount of empathy for Sotelo.
Velásquez dominated the first round and then sent his opponent to the canvas midway through the second with what must be one of the most painful shots you can take inside a ring. It was deemed an accidental low blow so, according to the rules, Sotelo had five minutes to recover or he would be on the wrong end of a TKO. Unsurprisingly, he failed to recover and Velásquez took home the victory