Victim stepped into striking range without watching opponent, did not appear to understand the risk and how fast the situation can change. This was potentially fatal due to the hard surface.
Victim standing with hands in pockets within striking range. Aggressor does not telegraph, strikes while talking to distract victim. Striking from this range happens so quickly that it is impossible to react in time for the vast majority of people.
When one of these young men starts reaching into a bag, the other does not recognise the danger he is in, and does not react accordingly. Police pay special attention to this kind of behaviour because they may be reaching for a weapon.
A power lifter is knocked out by an amateur MMA fighter, falling on a hard surface which resulted in his death. What begins as nothing more than a contest of egos ends with severe consequences.
At attempt to intimidate the shorter male while standing within striking distance doesn’t end well.
Pre-attack cue: Bladed stance with power hand to the rear, looks away and at the ground to disguise intentions before striking.