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WATCH: Butterbean’s son suffers KO defeat in professional boxing debut

Boxing legend Butterbean became a household name in the 1990s and early 2000s, though the same story may not be written in the stars for his son who endured a KO defeat in his pro debut.

Despite his large physique, Butterbean made his boxing breakthrough by competing in ‘Toughman’ contests in Arkansas, USA.

The heavyweight, real name Eric Esch, quickly gained popularity for his unorthodox style and evident knockout power.

Esch dominated the four-round format and he made the decision to turn professional in 1994.

It didn’t take long for Butterbean to hit the TV screens. In fact, Esch fought on television in just his second pro outing.

The boxer ended up becoming a cult figure as he went on to box against the likes of Peter McNeeley and Larry Holmes.

Esch went on to fight in MMA and even shared the ring with five-time world strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski back in 2010.

Butterbean finished his MMA career with a 17-10-1 record, his kickboxing career with a 3-4 record and his boxing career with an incredible 77-10-4 record.

Over the weekend, Butterbean’s son, Matthew Caleb Esch, stepped into the squared circle for his professional boxing debut.

The 35-year-old took on Anthony Price but lost by a second-round knockout after a brutal body shot. The young Esch is now 0-1 as a professional boxer.

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