Retired Boxer goes MMA: 63-year-old holds off robber with rear naked choke

As people live longer, older folks have talents which may be latent but not necessarily gone? Case in point? When a young guy tries holding up a Sr Citizen couple in a parking lot, check this – hubby is an ex-boxer who began as a wrestler, oops!

{FILE IMAGE} "Kemp's quick thinking led him to apply a rear-naked choke, then when the robber was weakened, he took the gun from him. The police report mentioned that Kemp held the robber down until the police arrived."

63-year-old, 5-foot-7 Fred Kemp used a foot sweep and a rear naked choke to disarm a robber who pointed a gun at Kemp and his wife.

The couple was getting into their car in Boynton Beach when a man came out of the darkness and approached them with what turned out to be a pellet gun. Wanting to keep his wife safe, Kemp returned to the skills that he learned as a wrestler for Hofstra University… Fighters who started as wrestlers often go back to rely on their wrestling skills when they get in trouble in a fight. Clearly, that instinct sticks with them, because Kemp was smart enough to rely on his sport when danger found him… Remember that the next time you approach a diminutive 63-year-old. It’s probably not a good idea to mess with him.

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