AUSTRALIAN boxer Billy McAllister suffered a horror 3cm cut over his left eye following a clash of heads with Jamaica’s Jerone Ellis in their Commonwealth Games scrap.
Monday night’s last-16 bout between the two light-heavyweights had to be halted in the last round following the gruesome blow to the Aussie’s face.
And the cut ended McAllister’s chance for a Commonwealth medal in Birmingham with the fight going to the judges scorecards.
Ellis was deemed to be the victor with a tight 3-2 split decision verdict, with all five judges giving the second round to McAllister.
The premature ending will likely see calls for headguards to be reintroduced after the IBA scrapped them in competition after the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following the removal of headguards, boxers are more prone to cuts as their eyebrow area is now not protected during clinches.
Though elite amateur female boxers are still required to fight wearing headguards.
Despite McAllister left a bloody mess, he did not need to attend the hospital after having his wound stitched up by doctors.
McAllister’s defeat hasn’t been boxing’s only talking point from the Commonwealth Games so far.
A female referee showed her granite chin after she was accidentally PUNCHED during a men’s super-heavyweight showdown.
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The official was conducting a fight between Cameroon’s Maxime Yegnong Njieyo and India’s Sagar Ahlawat when she got a little closer to the action than she’d have liked.
Yegnong Njieyo loaded up a huge left hook, only to get it badly wrong.
After missing Ahlawat his momentum saw him swing right into the referee’s face.
Incredibly, she hardly even blinked, taking the blow with remarkable poise before continuing the fight.
Yegnong Njieyo couldn’t seem to land as many tough shots on his actual opponent, going on to lose comfortably.