Ivan Baranchyk Batters Anthony Yigit To Win IBF Title, Advance To WBSS Semifinals

In perhaps one of the most entertaining fights of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series thus far, Ivan Baranchyk virtually destroyed Anthony Yigit's left eye.

After seven rounds, ringside doctors stopped the fight as Yigit's left eye was completely shut and abnormally swollen due to Baranchyk's vicious right hands landing there. As such, Ivan Baranchyk not only gets the win, claim the vacant IBF junior welterweight title and advances to the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series. 

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The story of the fight was Baranchyk and Yigit exchanging power punches throughout the entire fight, but Baranchyk was by far the stronger puncher. Almost immediately from the start of the fight, Baranchyk continuously landed stiff right hands to Yigit's left eye. Yigit started to bleed from that area midway in the second round, but refused to let it affect him. 

Baranchyk had little trouble connecting with the straight right hand as well as the left hook and uppercut. Yigit tried to stand toe-to-toe against Baranchyk and although he found success, Yigit's punches carried a fraction of the power Baranchyk had when he landed his punches. 

There were a couple of moments in the fight where Baranchyk committed a foul, eventually forcing the referee to take away a point from Baranchyk. The first foul took place about midway through the fight, when Baranchyk illegally threw a punch during a break. Later in the seventh round, Baranchyk kept pushing Yigit's head down, which forced the referee to deduct a point. Baranchyk punished Yigit throughout the fight and with Yigit's damaged left eye, the fight got stopped to protect him.

With the win, Baranchyk advances to the semifinals, where he will face the winner of the Josh Taylor vs. Ryan Martin fight taking place on November 3.

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