NATHAN DECASTRO was left brutally disfigured following his bare-knuckle war with Lorawnt-t Nelson.
DeCastro locked horns with the American on a O2 Arena last Sunday.
The fight, however, didn’t go his way as he suffered a broken orbital bone – which caused his entire left eye to swell shut.
The British brawler tried to battle through adversity but the referee jumped in and stopped the contest after seeing the sickening injury.
DeCastro was heartbroken by the stoppage, saying: “I am f***ing devastated.”
A week removed from the bloodbath, the IBF-ranked super-middleweight is still fuming with the ref’s decision to call the fight.
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He said: “I never complain. I just get on with each and every fight!
“That said the ref was poor I’ll not get into that as everyone can see it for themselves!
“The doctor stopped the fight in the corner after the 3rd round because of my eye a suspected broken orbital which absolutely broke my heart.”
Despite being left brutally disfigured, DeCastro insists he would’ve fought through the stomach-churning injury.
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He said: “I’m willing to go to the death.
“But they stopped it against my will I begged to carry on, I would of win the fight but it was taken out of my hands!”
DeCastro wasn’t the only fighter competing at BYB 12 who was left battered and bruised.
All but a handful of the 22 fighters competing at the “London Brawl” left the O2 with cuts and bruises.
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Post-fight snaps of the combatants showed the horrific effects of repeatedly being hit in the face bare knuckle.
There were plenty of black and swollen eyes – some of which would make even the most hardened boxing fan wince.
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