Badou Jack suffered a really ugly cut on his forehead during last weekend’s fight with Marcus Browne — a cut that only seemed to get worse with each punch landed on him — but Jack largely dismissed any concerns about the injury, which will surely leave a lasting scar.
At one point in the fight it look like Jack lost big chunk of flesh when he was hit with a clean shot on the existing cut, and following the fight it was readily apparent just how deep the cut was.
Jack didn’t use the cut or the tremendous amount of blood flowing down his face as an excuse to get out of a fight he was losing badly on the cards, and reflecting on the bout Jack says he was simply determined to to fight until the very end.
“I’m a fighter. I ain’t gonna quit. I’m not gonna tell ‘em to stop no fight,” he said. “They took me to the doctor a couple of times. I was worried they were gonna stop it. But I kept fighting. (Browne) wasn’t hurting me. (The cut) was annoying and it was bleeding a lot and it messed up my game plan, but no matter what I’m going to keep fighting. I’m a fighter to the end. You’re going to have to kill me if you want to stop the fight. The blood affected me a little bit but no excuses. I tried my best.”
Following the bout Jack required a plastic surgeon to sew his face back together, which included roughly 100 stitches, including about 30 on stitches on three different layers of skin. That’ll be sure to leave a mark, but Jack says he’s a warrior and in good spirits, and that he hopes to land a rematch against Browne going foward.
Via: Wil Esco, Bad Left Hook