Boxer Becomes New Candidate For Worst Eye Injury In Combat Sports History

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! ❤️

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