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Dominican boxer hospitalized after brutal KO

Dominican boxer Lenin Castillo was carried out of the ring on a stretcher and hospitalized after suffering a brutal knockout at the hands of Britai


Dominican boxer Lenin Castillo was carried out of the ring on a stretcher and hospitalized after suffering a brutal knockout at the hands of Britain’s Callum Smith on Saturday.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said Castillo, 33, “reacted” to the treatment of medical personnel in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium ring. The fight was one of the preliminaries of the heavyweight world title fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

Castillo’s legs appeared to spasm as he fell to the mat and referee Bob Williams immediately declared the fight over in the second round.

Smith, in his first fight after losing to Canelo Álvarez in the super middleweight category in December, jumped to the ropes to celebrate, but gave up immediately, worried about his opponent whom he hit on the temple.