Anthony Yigit Suffers Gruesome Eye Injury, Fight Gets Stopped
Something tells us Anthony Yigit will be feeling a bit soar this morning.
The Swedish boxer fought hard-hitting Ivan Baranchyk for the vacant IBF light-welterweight world title last night in New Orleans, Louisiana, but he came up short.
Baranchyk, nicknamed 'The Beast', lived up to his moniker by battering Yigit.
He was landing huge right-hands at will, connecting flush on his eye, eventually forcing the stoppage in the seventh round due to a nasty, nasty injury.
Following the end of round 7, the doctor stopped the bout though Yigit protested the decision proving he's hard as nails.
WHAT. A. FIGHT!
:crown: @IBaranchyk wins by TKO7 after @DigYigit is pulled by the ringside doctor due to his left eye swelling.
:flag_by: The Belarusian advances to the SFs & is #TheNew @IBFUSBAboxing champion!!#BaranchykYigit #WBBS2 :trophy: #AliTrophy pic.twitter.com/lm6GRfWAl0
- World Boxing Super Series (@WBSuperSeries) October 28, 2018
:open_mouth::eye: Anthony Yigit with a... erm... painfully swollen eye during his fight with Ivan Baranchyk...
- BigSport (@BigSportGB) October 28, 2018
Anthony Yigit's eye after last night's scrap against Ivan Baranchyk in the WBSS #AliTrophy
The ref stopped the fight because of it and he wasn't happy! Different breed these fighters pic.twitter.com/X6F5jYbzPT
- Boxing-UK :flag_gb: (@Boxing_UK_) October 28, 2018
Here's Anthony Yigit's eye. Baranchy is trying to punch his eye out of his head. pic.twitter.com/OQOWytNyuN
- Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) October 28, 2018
The loss was Yigit's first professional defeat while Baranchyk improves his perfect record to 19-0, collecting a belt in the process.
Baranchyk also advances to the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.