JOSH TAYLOR was left “blind’ for three rounds” after suffering a gruesome eye injury in his win over Regis Prograis.
The Scottish star, 28, clashed heads with his opponent and some brutal boxing meant his right eye swelled up.
Josh Taylor could not see out of his right eye for three rounds as it closed up following a nasty gashNews Group Newspapers LtdHe was then taken to hospital immediately afterwards to get checked out but woke up this morning in an understandably buoyant mood.
Speaking last night about his eye, Taylor said: “Tactics went out of the window because I was blind for about three rounds.
“I couldn’t see anything from this side. I was fighting on instinct and just heart and determination.”
The Tartan Tornado produced a stunning performance to blow away the American with judges’ scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 117-112.
With the victory, Taylor claimed the super-lightweight World Boxing Super Series and become the unified champion.
He took to his Instagram story this morning to update fans and show off the extent of the damage to his eye.
The Tartan Tornado uploaded a video on his Instagram story which showed his swollen eyeInstagramTaylor said: “Well everybody, waking up here with a brand-new-looking face, looking absolutely beautiful as you can see.
“I feel like Popeye here but do you know what small price to pay.
“I feel amazing waking up unified world champ in only 16 fights – absolutely brilliant. I feel over the moon, I’m ecstatic. I’m blown away by what I’ve just achieved.
“I want to say a massive thank you to every single one of you who has taken time to message and say congratulations – I would try and get back to everyone but would be here for a month straight.
“I made this video to say thank you to every single one of you who has wished me well.
“Long may this journey continue and keep getting these belts. Ring magazine, the rocky belt. I feel like Rocky!
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“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and continues to support me.
“I’m now going to spend some time with my friends and family, chill out relax and enjoy this victory.
“Look at these belts… brilliant. I would get the other two in but not enough space for all these belts!”
by – thesun.co.uk/sport