Sam Hyde looks hesitant when he wrapped his wrist in his wrist at the empty WBA Intercontinental Cruiserweight Championship in Richard Riakporhe in Manchester.
Damaged eye damage was enough for the English boxer coach to throw a towel.
The massive edema surrounding Cruiserweight Sam Hyden's left eye wrote his match at the end of the eighth round against Richard Riakporhe in Manchester this weekend.
Hyde was the leader in all three judges' score cards before he hit the right hand from Riakporhi. Hyde's competitor targeted this area and Hyde saw the limit, his coach Joe Gallagher threw a towel to stop the fight.
It was Hyde's first loss in 14 races, but the victory got Riakpohre's record 8-0 and also gave him WBA Inter-Continental.