Last nights boxing showcased why no boxer is a bum and why it takes some serious guts to get in the ring. During the span of the 7 rounds it lasted, Anthony Yigit took on the dangerous Ivan Baranchyk and the fight was stopped by the doctors and referee for Yigit’s gnarly injury.
After 7 rounds of domination from Baranchyk, the doctors had to put a stop to the fight to protect Yigit despite his pleas for it to carry on. A true warrior, it’s not often you see a fighter beg and plea at the referee to carry on and this is exactly what Yigis did.
Baranchyk’s power punching and ability to precisely and consistently land his right hand to Yigit’s eye, caused the eye to swell up like a balloon allowing him to advance to the World Boxing Super Series semifinals.
For anyone not watching the fight. This is the eye injury that was the cause of the fight being stopped. Yigit was a mess. pic.twitter.com/cjPlcL470k
— Cameron Gillon (@CameronGillon_) October 28, 2018
Here is the photo of Yigits eye and the reason why no boxer is a p*ssy.
Have you ever seen an eye look worse?
This was a tough fight for Yigit to take, coming back after a twelve round war just below a year ago to take on the undefeated Baranchyk, who had a big win in March of this year with an 8th round stoppage win over Petr Petrov.
Yigit came out with some success, landing nice shorts in the clinch but the power of Baranchyk was too overwhelming for the Swede and well you can see the outcome.
Despite Yigit’s fighting spirit and obvious heart to want to carry on. It became increasingly obvious he was struggling to cope with the raw power from Baranchyk and was starting to struggle to defend himself. He did admit in the post-fight interview that maybe it was the right decision as the consequences of fighting on started to dwell on him and he watched the replays.
Here is the video of the final round of the bout courtesy of the WBSS Youtube channel:
See the upcoming, remaining fights of the quarterfinals below. (Sporting News)
Nov. 3, 2018: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K
- Bantamweight – Ryan Burnett (Northern Ireland) vs. Nonito Donaire (Philippines) – WBA ‘Unified’ Championship & WBC Diamond Title
- Super Lightweight – Josh Taylor (Scotland) vs. Ryan Martin (United States) – WBC Silver Title
Nov 10, 2018: UIC Pavillion, Chicago, USA
- Cruiserweight – Mairis Briedis (Latvia) vs. Noel Gevor (Germany)
- Cruiserweight – Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) vs. Maksim Vlasov (Russia)