Stephen Smith’s ear almost ripped off in horror Francisco Vargas loss

Stephen Smith ear

Ed Mulholland

Stephen Smith suffered a horror injury in the latter stages of his fight with Francisco Vargas at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The Briton was down on the scorecards despite a valiant effort but headed straight for backstage medical attention once the severity of the ailment became apparent.

As Vargas charged in with his head during the ninth round of ten, the force almost ripped off smith’s ear. It left him flailing as referee Russell Mora looked on in shock.

The fight was immediately halted as ‘Swifty’ lost for the fourth time in his career when the contest went to the scorecards.

With Vargas left alone in the ring, the announcer read out 89-82, 88-83, 88-83 to declare the former world champion the victor.

STEPHEN SMITH WARRIOR

Amazingly, Smith wanted to carry on fighting before Mora rightly intervened.

He certainly is a warrior.

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