Boxing referee stretchered out of ring after being hit by fighter
He was knocked down after trying to separate the two fighters
A boxing referee had to be stretchered out of the ring after he was knocked down following a hit to the chest when trying to separate the two fighters.
Jesus Granados was left hurt after he was caught with a strong right hook to his chest after he stepped too close to the fighters in the ring.
The incident happened in the third round
Irvin Turrubiartes was responsible for the accident, catching the Mexican in the solar plexus instead of opponent Gerardo Valenzuela with 10 seconds of the third round remaining.
Despite staying on his feet after the initial blow, Granados fell to the ground as he then required medical attention, with medics lying the Mexican on his back at the side of the ring.
"The referee is obviously hurt from the right hook he received," the commentator said the moment Granados dropped to the floor.
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Granados thankfully made a full recovery
Doctors then began unbuttoning his shirt to assess the damage before then being stretched away from the ring. A replacement referee took charge in place of Granados as he continued to receive treatment.
Turrubiartes went on to win the fight in Mexico, beating Valenzuela with a seventh-round knockout victory.
It was also later confirmed after the fight that Granados didn't have to travel to hospital to receive treatment and instead was able to recover in the first aid room.
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