Boxing fans are left horrified as fighter’s ear ‘EXPLODES’ after brutal blow towards the end of super-featherweight title bout as blood is splattered on the camera
- Jade Bornea suffered one of the most gruesome injuries you are likely to see
- Watch as a ringside camera is splattered with blood as Bornea’s ear ‘explodes’
- Fernando Martinez retained his IBF super-flyweight title by stopping Bornea
Filipino super-flyweight contender Jade Bornea’s ear ‘exploded’ during his world title clash with Fernando Martinez on Saturday night.
Boxing fans were left horrified as a ringside camera was splattered with Bornea’s blood in a truly stomach-churning moment.
The 28-year-old’s right ear began to swell up throughout the fight as it was repeatedly hammered by an onslaught of left hooks from Martinez.
In the ninth round, as the damage piled up, it eventually burst open covering the ring ropes and a nearby camera lens in a sea of claret.
Even promotional outfit PBC were shocked by the gruesome injury. They wrote on their official Twitter account: ‘Jade Bornea’s ear just… exploded? Blood is literally pouring down the side of Bornea’s face, spraying on the glass of the camera.’
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Jade Bornea’s ear exploded, covering a ringside camera in blood as fans watched on disbelief
Fernando Martinez successfully defended his IBF super-flyweight title on Saturday night
Martinez stopped Bornea in the eleventh round live from the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis
Blood poured out of Bornea’s ear and down his chest as Martinez went in search of the finish
Boxing fans were no different in their reactions. One tweeted: ‘Don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.’
Another wrote: ‘Note to self: never look at Twitter again while having breakfast.’
A third quipped: ‘AWESOME not even Mike with his teeth did something like that,’ in reference to Mike Tyson’s notorious ear biting incident with Evander Holyfield.
Bornea stayed in the fight for two more rounds before the contest was eventually stopped in the eleventh.
With that, Martinez retains his IBF super-flyweight belt for a second time and improves to 16-0 as a professional.
Meanwhile, Bornea falls to defeat for the first time in the paid ranks and slumps to 18-1 overall.