BOXING-MAD Hugh Parker was knocked out by the generosity of his colleagues when they presented him with a cake for his birthday.
The sweet treat to mark his big five-oh was in the shape of boxing gloves.
Site manager Hugh was blindsided by his workmates’ kindness – so much so, he didn’t have enough puff to blow out the candles.
So his colleagues pulled him off the ropes, then applied the magic sponge and helped him extinguish the flames.
Hugh, who claims he was a contender once, said: “That was a real sucker punch – no one would’ve caught me out in the ring like that.”
These days, he boxes to keep his fitness levels up. That’s why he’s constantly ducking, diving, bobbing and weaving. Or so he says.