Walking with his sons in North London on July 30th, Ex MMA fighter Raf Filiz, 46, was attacked in broad daylight.
The 5ft 6in Raf was attacked and hit repeatidly, trying to yank his £11,000 Rolex from his arm. The muggers pinned him down while punching and kicking him.
Both Rafs sons are under 16 years old, his eldest, Aaron, was also hit by the muggers.
Aaron bravely took on the attackers, yelling and trying to alert onlookers. Luckily the men did not get away with any possessions and nobody was badly hurt.
Raf told The Sun Online:
“My boys were two or three feet behind. I felt an arm come round my head. I didn’t react at first. I assumed it was my son. Then I felt another pair of hands on my wrist. As I moved round I saw my boys’ faces. That was when I realized this was not a joke.”
We were wrestled to the ground as my boy tried to intervene. He was struck by an individual on the back of his head.
One guy was really going for my wrist. He wanted my watch. I was concentrating on my wrist while trying to stand up.
One guy was really going for my wrist. He wanted my watch. One of the other guys came round and started to punch me in the face
One of the other individuals was kicking me in the chest, trying to pin me down. I was also keeping an eye on my kids at the same time.
One of the other guys came round and started to punch me in the face.”