Superheroes battle during Southampton's Hardest Man competition is an Internet video hit

Daily Echo: VIDEO: Bizarre fight between Spiderman and Batman in Southampton VIDEO: Bizarre fight between Spiderman and Batman in Southampton

IT is the question fans would love to know the answer to – who would win if Batman and Robin took on Spiderman in a fight?

But after the superheroes squared up to each other in Southampton nobody could have predicted just how keen people would be to discover the answer.

A video of the fight, one of the highlight’s of Southampton’s Hardest Man competition, has received international attention – no more so than in America, where it has become a huge TV hit, being featured on multiple networks, including Fox Sports.

Daily Echo:

photo by Charli Edwards @ Little Red Creative

It featured Eastleigh’s Sam Gale and Tyrone Cooper as the caped duo, while Spiderman has yet to reveal his identity.

As viewers logging on to the Daily Echo website will see, it ended badly for the caped duo with Robin running away mid-fight having sustained too much punishment from some spectacular kicks and punches from Spiderman.

Daily Echo:

photo by Charli Edwards @ Little Red Creative

Batman had to carry on the battle alone – but the caped crusador could not land a punch on his foe and ended up with a bloody nose. The fight ended in a farce as Jimmy ‘Justice’ Miller, dressed as the Riddler for the contest at Southampton Guildhall in October, entered the arena and attacked Spiderman.

None of the event was choreographed, despite it seeming more like something you would see in a US wrestling ring.

Daily Echo:

photo by Charli Edwards @ Little Red Creative

Organiser of Southampton’s Hardest Man, Will Martin, said: “The way it played out was almost how the characters would behave in the movies. Robin came out guns blazing and got battered while Batman was left to pick up the pieces and see it through to the end.”

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12:02pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Does the winner take on Superman for the title?
Does the winner take on Superman for the title? Linesman

10:52pm Sat 4 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

Mincing around in bad fancy dress outfits - hmmm
Mincing around in bad fancy dress outfits - hmmm elvisimo

5:19pm Sun 5 Jan 14

lowe esteem says...

Typical Posh Super Hero-had to get his little mate along to help.
He's gone right down in my estimation, I shall be having a word with Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara about their cowardly behaviour.
Typical Posh Super Hero-had to get his little mate along to help. He's gone right down in my estimation, I shall be having a word with Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara about their cowardly behaviour. lowe esteem

7:39pm Sun 5 Jan 14

-stiv- says...

I don't know why they just don't stop all this flirting and just get down and f*ck. It's what they're all thinking.

Also, dressing up a characters created to entertain children that at least have a certain heroic code of conduct, just to then idiotically batter the sh1t out of each other is pretty pathetic.
I don't know why they just don't stop all this flirting and just get down and f*ck. It's what they're all thinking. Also, dressing up a characters created to entertain children that at least have a certain heroic code of conduct, just to then idiotically batter the sh1t out of each other is pretty pathetic. -stiv-

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