Never celebrate too early.
There were painfully awkward scenes at the conclusion of a fight on the Super Saturday boxing undercard in Newcastle on Saturday when a fighter thought he had won when he hadn’t.
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The excruciating moment occurred after a bloody bout between Jayde Mitchell and Mark Lucas.
Both fighters came out swinging aggressively and came together in a brutal accidental head clash in the third round.
Blood immediately started pouring out of a cut on top of Lucas’ head, while Mitchell also had a deep and nasty cut above his left eye.
“There’s a big cut on the top of the head of Mark Lucas,” Main Event commentator Ben Damon said.
“Mitchell just came out and charged, he’s cut too over the eye. Big cut on the top of the head and that is a really nasty cut on Mitchell as well.
“That is a gruesome cut. That is huge. That goes right down the length there and it’s pretty deep as well.”
“There was urgency from the start of the round from Mitchell and that’s what caused the damage and now we’re going to have a bloody war between these two boxers.”
“Plenty of stitches called after this one for both of them.”
Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech quipped: “It was a bloody good round.”
The two fighters were patched up with glue and while Lucas’ cut miraculously stopped bleeding, blood continued to stream from Mitchell and leak into his eye, affecting his vision.
The bout went the full six rounds and Mitchell prevailed via majority decision (59-55, 58-56, 57-57).
There was a hilarious moment when the judges’ scores were being read out.
Lucas mistakenly thought he had won, raising his arms in victory when he heard the boxer “fighting out of the blue corner” had won.
He quickly realised the mix up, smiling and pointing to Lucas to acknowledge his opponent had in fact won.
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The Super Saturday of boxing action at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre is headlined by Nikita Tszyu’s fourth career fight against Darkon Dryden and a clash between Dennis Hogan and Sam Eggington for the IBO Super Welterweight World Title.
Dennis Hogan vs Sam Eggington for IBO Super Welterweight World Title
Nikita Tszyu vs Darkon Dryden
Sam Goodman def. Jason Cooper via unanimous decision
Cody Beeken def. Lachie Higgins via split decision
Darragh Foley def. Blake Minto for unanimous decision
Ayisha Abied def. Shanell Dargan via split decision
Jayde Mitchell def. Mark Lucas via majority decision
Ella Boot def. Zoe Putorak via unanimous decision
Amber Amelia def. Danni Mace via TKO
Louis Marsters def. Richie Fa’aoso via TKO
Tywarna Campbell def. Jessica Adams via unanimous decision
Antonia Talivaa def. George Peterson via split decision
Sarah Watt def. Ash Sims via unanimous decision