Artur Beterbiev Details How Fighting With Deep Head Cut Is Like
Artur Beterbiev beat Marcus Browne last Friday to continue his unbeaten streak. The Russian star grabbed his 17th victory via knockout.
Beterbiev did not have an easy outing despite coming out as a winner as unforeseen circumstances had him fight out of his skin. With Browne ahead on the scorecard in the first five rounds, the Russian star sustained a deep cut on his forehead wherein blood kept rushing out. The injury was caused by an accidental clash of heads.
Beterbiev was seemingly not showing any signs of slowing down or suffering from pain, but the ringside doctors were worried for his health.
Nonetheless, with the fight progressing round after round, he became more aggressive and began taking Browne to the ropes.
Beterbiev is not a massive puncher, but his barrage of jabs got him better of Browne in latter rounds. In the ninth round, Beterbiev’s persistence paid off when he caught Brown with a heavy haymaker to grab a knockout win.
Speaking to media after the win, the 36-year-old explained how fighting with the injury troubled him.
“It was very difficult as the fight continued, I couldn’t see out of this eye,” the veteran boxer said while gesturing to his left eye.
“Because he’s a southpaw, his front hand, you don’t see it. I think I lost one liter (of blood). Does anyone want to give me blood?”