TV reporter Asad Sahi was broadcasting from Lahore, Pakistan when the clock struck midnight to ring in 2012.

Unlike American pretty boys Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper and their fancy stages, the mustachioed newsman was down on the street among the revelers, which became a problem as the crowd began encroaching on his live shot with all their hooting and hollering.

Finally, when one particularly obnoxious reveler got a little to close to Sahi, the reporter's instincts took over and he turned and cold-cocked the space invader with a viscous microphone punch to the snout.

Check out 2012's first hero in action.

[Via Guyism]