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By Luke Kenton


This tenacious toddler delivered a spectacular knock-out blow to his dad’s throat in a front-room sparring session.


‘Ding-ding’, it’s round one between David Nixon Jr, aged 4 and his dad David Snr, 29, in Ohio, USA, as the pair square off in what was first set out to be a friendly sparring session.

The karate-loving kid, David Jr, misses with a series of ambitious kicks to out-manoeuvre his towering opponent, leaving his dad to urge ‘fight like a man’.

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David Snr however should’ve been careful of what he wished for as, with a running start and almighty force, Junior superman punches his dad to the throat, knocking him to the floor, clutching at his throat and calling out ‘man down’.

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Mum Christine said: “It was hilarious, the punch just came out of nowhere and that’s what made it so funny.

“After his dad teased him about fighting like a man, you can tell David was looking for an opportunity to do exactly that.

“Then suddenly he lands the killer blow.

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“David loves karate, he’s been doing Tae Kwon Do for about a year.

“Though I think it’s time we find him a new sparring partner.”