— A Florida mugger picked the wrong senior citizen to attack.
The Palm Beach Post reports 68-year-old Steve Shepherd was limping to hiscar last week, a pulled muscle impairing his stride, when a mugger hit him inthe head with a bottle and demanded his cellphone.Bad choice.
Shepherd is a five-time world kickboxing champ. Though retired 18 years,he's been training to become the oldest professional fighter. He has a Marchbout scheduled.
Shepherd threw a right cross to the attacker's head, and then smashed a hookto his ribs, crumpling him. Bystanders interceded and the man escaped. Shepherdsuffered a ruptured eardrum, a cut and bruise.The Palm Beach Sheriff's Officesays security video shows the attacker is about 20 and had prowled the area forhours, seeking a victim.