Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kieran Farrell Suffers a Brain Bleed But on The Mend

By Terence Dooley

Kieran Farrell is being kept in hospital overnight after collapsing in the ring following his English lightweight title defeat to former British champion Anthony Crolla at Manchester's Bowler's Arena; Farrell lost the 10-round fight by unanimous decision. The Heywood-based boxer started brightly and his high work rate worked in his favour in the early going. Crolla, though, landed the better quality punches in a fight that was keenly fought, but swung in the 26-year-old's favour after the fourth round and it stayed that way despite Farrell's all-out attacks.

Farrell looked jaded when the final bell sounded, his legs gave way in the corner and he collapsed onto his stool, and then the floor, before being carried out on a stretcher. There were some scary moments, particularly when the 22-year-old grimaced in pain when on the canvas, but he applauded his fans when being stretchered into the ambulance and, thankfully, is now on the mend. However, he will be kept in hospital overnight as a precaution due to a small bleed and some swelling on the brain, which is normal after this type of battle.

Leonard Gunning of www.boxing-ireland.com accompanied Farrell and his trainer John Breen to the hospital, he updated BoxingScene about the situation during a late night phone call. “Kieran's up talking and they're keeping him in overnight,” said Gunning.

“The doctor's gave him a scan. They said there's a small bleed on the brain and a bit of swelling, but you would get that after a fight like that. They'll do a scan tomorrow to see if it has stopped and the swelling has gone down. He's talking to people so that's good.”

"What a tough fighter Kieran is,” said Crolla when speaking to BoxingScene in the dressing room after the fight. “The main thing is that he's OK, and of course he can come back strong from this. I know how dedicated he is, he lives the sport and will be a champion – he'll be back. This is a sport, it is not nice to see that type of thing happen, but the main thing tonight is that there's no celebration or anything – we just want to know that he's fine.”

Farrell moved to 14-1 (3) after the loss, Crolla is 25-4 (9) and back in the title hunt, but the quotes, action and other incidentals can be put aside for now. We should instead take a moment to be thankful for small mercies and wish Farrell all the very best – as Crolla said, he'll come back stronger.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ding-ding on 12-08-2012

[QUOTE=Mr Ehrmantraut;12781926]Kieran is ok, he is being discharged tomorrow. I was at the fight and it was fight of the year for sure in my eyes. It was much closer than the scorecards suggest. Kieran must of thrown well over…

Comment by Mr Ehrmantraut on 12-08-2012

Kieran is ok, he is being discharged tomorrow. I was at the fight and it was fight of the year for sure in my eyes. It was much closer than the scorecards suggest. Kieran must of thrown well over a…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 12-08-2012

Ah this is not good. Damn, wish him well and hope he gets better. Reminds me of the spanish from that little ESPN documentary. Sad stuff.

Comment by Weebler I on 12-08-2012

A reminder to all those who think PEDs or loaded gloves aren't that big of a deal - this is what can happen even when clean fighters box. Best wishes to the bloke.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 12-08-2012

damn...like dude a few posts above said, just a reminder of how brutal the sport is....just makes me feel like a chump for bashing fighters when I feel a certain way....not cool at all!!...get well Kieran!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines White: If McGregor KO's Mayweather - He's Biggest Star on Earth! McGregor: Mayweather Has Big-Time Gambling Problem, Had to Fight Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - HUGE Final Presser Gallery Mayweather Promises That McGregor Will Not See The Final Bell McGregor Believes Temple Shot Will Put Mayweather Out Mayweather-McGregor - WBC "Money" Belt at Stake - Photos Luis Nery Tested Positive for PED Before Title Win Over Yamanaka LIVE Stream: Mayweather, McGregor - Final Press Conference Cleverly: Badou Jack Will Get a Hard Welcome To 175-Pounds McGregor: I'm Superior To Mayweather, He Won't Be Prepared! News: Julian Rodriguez, LaRon Mitchell, Evander Holyfield, More McGregor on How Mayweather First Got on His Radar Years Ago Photos: Callum Smith Grinding Hard For Erik Skoglund Clash Rios Expects Fireworks, Ready To Shock Rey Vargas For WBC Belt McGregor: I Whooped One Face of Boxing, Now I'll Whoop Another Mayweather Vows 'A lot More Excitement' Than Pacquiao Fight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Defense, I Know How to Crack Code Eubank Jr: Mayweather-McGregor is a Once in a Lifetime Fight McGregor: This is NOT Even Close To My Toughest Challenge Ever Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement