Tomasz Paczkowski, 32, of Elblag said he was helping his wife with housework while he was off work for a few days when he made the error, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
"After breakfast I started to work. I turned on the boxing channel on the TV, opened a beer and started ironing," he said.
"I was really getting involved in the boxing and was not really thinking about what I was doing," Paczkowski said. "Suddenly the phone rang and I mucked things up: instead of grabbing the receiver I picked up the iron and put it to my ear."
Paczkowski said he was further injured when his head struck the doorframe of the bathroom while he was running to pour cold water in his head.
The man said he will continue to help his wife with the ironing, but not while watching boxing on TV.