ANTHONY YARDE has revealed the pain he went through in his WBO European title win against Richard Baranyi.
The London light-heavyweight sensation wasn’t feeling it from the gloves of Baranyi, but problems with an abscess.
Despite Yarde being laid by dental bother he tore the Hungarian apart in 148 seconds on Saturday night.
Yarde, 25, had his tooth agony eased by a powerhouse performance which will earn the rapidly emerging talent a top 15 rating in the WBO world rankings.
He told dailymail.co.uk: “I had an old abscess come back.
“My face was swollen and I could not talk, yawn, spit or swallow. I was still struggling and I had to get a new gum shield as the old one didn't fit.
“It was a lot to deal with and all I could think was 'this is my big opportunity – why is this happening now?
“This was on a cavity tooth so was a serious thing, I am going to get on the antibiotics to clear the infection and then get the tooth out ASAP.”
Yarde has won all 12 professional fights, with 11 wins coming inside the distance.
But, 2017 has been a remarkable year for him so far. He has picked up the Southern Area title and added the WBO Europe title to that collection when he beat Baranyi at the Copper Box Arena.
His three victims this year Darren Snow, Hobbs and Baranyi have lasted just over 16 minutes between them.