back to article Punchy Biden-lookalike grandad goes viral for fighting boxing gadget

An 80-year-old Lancashire grandfather has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram in a video featuring him squaring off with a sparring aid for boxers. The video (see here) of Bob "Bruiser" Smith of Bamber Bridge near Preston ducking and diving around the Sparbar sparring device has received over 90 million views across the two …

  1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Oh good...

    ... an article mentioning both TFG and Biden. I recommend locking the door behind this comment thread and tossing in a thermite grenade.

    1. Allan George Dyer

      Re: Oh good...

      Health and Safety: First, toss grenade; Second, lock the door.

      No point tossing a thermite grenade after the door is bolted, to coin a phrase.

  2. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Not Biden

    It's clear it's not Biden, as he does not look like trying to decipher what aides put on the teleprompter...

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Except he doesn't look like Biden ...

    ... at all.

    1. Imhotep

      Re: Except he doesn't look like Biden ...

      It's ageism! Youngster think all of us old people look alike!

      1. Jamie Jones Silver badge

        Re: Except he doesn't look like Biden ...

        Grandpa! Is that you?

        1. W.S.Gosset

          Re: Except he doesn't look like Biden ...

          "I'm not sure."

  4. AdamWill


    Good lord, I clicked some of the links on this story, and...has the Independent fallen so far it can't afford a single subeditor any more? Or a boxing journalist capable of forming a proper sentence?

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: yikes

      They probably have done away with the human sub editors and have AI/ML ones now that also hookup the adverts

    2. A Nother Handle

      Re: yikes


  5. Warm Braw Silver badge

    If you don't get your timing right you get whacked round the back of the head

    I wonder who, in the middle of a game of swingball, got a tennis ball in the face and concluded there was too little jeopardy.

  6. John Jennings

    Well, thanks, El Reg

    I followed a link to ticktok and lost half an hour.

    Is that what the kids go for these days?

    Truly awful.... I might have to bleach my eyes

  7. Steve Button Silver badge

    presidential resemblance desk

    Next time I'm in London I'm going to pop into Reg Towers and demand to see said "presidential resemblance desk". I suspect you've made that up and it doesn't even exist.

    1. Alistair

      Re: presidential resemblance desk

      The desk bears a resemblance to a certain desk on Pennsylvania avenue.

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