Last Saturday, Anthony Yigit faced off against Ivan Baranchyk for the IBF junior welterweight title. Well, the New Orleans, Louisiana match up ultimately reached a stunning end.
Baranchyk manage to pummel his way to a TKO victory by way of doctor stoppage. Yigit left eye began to swell early in the fight. Before the bout could go the distance, the ringside doctor elected to call a stop to the contest.
Check out the brutal eye injury within the video provided above and the photos below.
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Well, that didn't go as planned.. The gameplan was to be competitive in the first couple rounds but keep the distance and then take over in the latter rounds. I got drawn in to unnecessary fights with him and that's where he wanted me. I was down 2 rounds with two of the judges scorecards and one judge had it even, coming in to the 8th round. With 5 more rounds to go I was quite certain I could've flipped it. The eye is ok (looks worse than it is), got a couple of stitches above the eyebrow from a cut, drained blood from my ear and also got a small fracture in my jaw in the 5th round. A tough Saturday night, in other words. I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been supporting me and cheering for me. I hope you enjoyed my fight even though it didn't go my way but I will come back stronger. Love you all! ❤️