Grisly images show bareknuckle boxers competing in the ring at London O2 Arena brawl

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Suffering for their sport: Grisly images show bareknuckle boxers competing in the ring at O2 Arena brawl – and the injuries they endured

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gruesome pictures of the bloody aftermath of the BYB 12 in London
  • The event is part of an extreme fighting series where individuals go head to head with one another
  • The contest, which was held on 16 October, is in its 12 instalment and has been held for many years
  • Nine of the fighters photographed had many sports injuries including bloody noses and black eyes 

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Grisly pictures have been released of the bloody aftermath of the bare-fist fighting contest, the BYB 12 London Brawl, held at the O2 Arena in London yesterday.

The BYB Extreme Fighting Series is a bareknuckle boxing tournament established in 2014 and features male and female ‘brawlers’ of different nationalities.

It was held at the O2’s Indigo arena and featured notorious fighters like JD Burns, nicknamed ‘The Berserker’ and BYB Heavyweight champion Tony Lopez, who goes by ‘Kryptonite’.

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Fighters sustained gruesome injuries including battered faces, swollen eyelids and open wounds, with many posing for pictures in the aftermath of their battles.

Grisly images show bareknuckle boxers competing in the ring at London O2 Arena brawl

Grisly pictures have been released of the bloody aftermath of the BYB 12 London Brawl at Indigo at the O2 Arena in London

The referee is watching closely as two bare knuckle fighters fight each other in the ring. Outside of the arena a group of spectators can be seen watching the fight

The referee is watching closely as two bare knuckle fighters fight each other in the ring. Outside of the arena a group of spectators can be seen watching the fight

These two challengers were pictured grabbing each other's faces as they battled it out in a fierce fight

These two challengers were pictured grabbing each other’s faces as they battled it out in a fierce fight

A bareknuckle boxer on their hands and leaps off the ground as they continue to fight their opponent in the ring. The event is part of an extreme fighting series which has been going on for many years

A bareknuckle boxer on their hands and leaps off the ground as they continue to fight their opponent in the ring. The event is part of an extreme fighting series which has been going on for many years

Two competitors appeared to hit each other in quick succession as they took lumps out of one another. The fighter on the left can be seen in pain and squinting his eyes as the man on the right wraps his bicep around his fist

Two competitors appeared to hit each other in quick succession as they took lumps out of one another. The fighter on the left can be seen in pain and squinting his eyes as the man on the right wraps his bicep around his fist

A contestant was snapped squatting in between the ropes while holding a gold boxing belt

A contestant was snapped squatting in between the ropes while holding a gold boxing belt  

Blood was spotted on the floor of the ring and on one of the participants white shoes. The contest, which was held on 16 October, is in its 12 instalment and has been held for many years

Blood was spotted on the floor of the ring and on one of the participants white shoes. The contest, which was held on 16 October, is in its 12 instalment and has been held for many years

JD Burns (directly above) is hit very cleanly in the face by his opponent

JD Burns (directly above) is hit very cleanly in the face by his opponent

Bareknuckle boxers compete during BYB 12 London Brawl at Indigo at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, October 16, 2022

Bareknuckle boxers compete during BYB 12 London Brawl at Indigo at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, October 16, 2022

Bareknuckle boxers compete during BYB 12 London Brawl at Indigo at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, October 16, 2022

Bareknuckle boxers compete during BYB 12 London Brawl at Indigo at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, October 16, 2022

Victorious: Two female bareknuckle boxers celebrate in front of the crowd following a bout at the Indigo O2 Arena in London yesterday

Victorious: Two female bareknuckle boxers celebrate in front of the crowd following a bout at the Indigo O2 Arena in London yesterday

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