El sueco Anthony Yigit tuvo que retirarse el sábado de la pelea ante el bielorruso Iván Baránchik por el título mundial superligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB), tras sufrir una espeluznante inflamación en un ojo que se le cerró totalmente.
El combate terminó en el séptimo asalto por decisión del médico encargado de controlar la salud de los deportistas.
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! ❤️
Don't know what to think about this picture being the reason I'm famous on the internets but thank you all for commenting Quasimodo pictures. Nothing is damaged around or in the eye. It's just grotesquely swollen. Also, doctor stopping the fight did his job and he did it well.���� pic.twitter.com/SGMypXgLyD— Anthony Yigit (@DigYigit) 29 de octubre de 2018