On Saturday night Liverpool boxer Stephen Smith fought Francisco Vargas in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
And he suffered an horrific injury following a clash of heads.
Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot. Went to hospital and got my ear stitched back up so hopefully all will heal well. Thanks again for all the love and support. Have a good Christmas everyone x pic.twitter.com/cOun7ST7qX
— Stephen Smith (@SwiftySmith) December 10, 2017
Vargas took the technical decision after 9 rounds, and Stephen is healing well.
Stephen is one of the four fighting “Smith Brothers” from Liverpool, who include former WBO champion Liam Smith, WBC ranked no.1 Callum Smith & Paul Smith Jr who was a former two three time world title challenger.