The Moment Muay Thai Boxer Suffered Skull Fracture After Brutal Elbow

A couple of days ago, we told you about a Muay Thai boxer who went viral after images emerged of a brutal head injury sustained during a fight.

The incident took place when Jeremy's opponent landed a big elbow during the bout at the Patong Stadium on Monday night. As you can clearly see in the below images his skull was fractured, but remarkably he kept on fighting and never even felt dizzy.

Jonny Betts, who trains at the Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket, posted images of the injury to Facebook, saying: "Bit of a nasty injury caused by a big elbow on Monday night at Patong stadium. He had surgery last night, wish him a quick recovery!"

Just days later, footage has emerged of the fight between Jeremy and his opponent, which shows the exact moment he suffered the skull fracture.

Betts uploaded the clip with the following caption: "As you can see he wasn't fazed by it at all and wanted to continue the fight but the doctor called it off for his safety. He's recovering well from the surgery and hopes to be back training in a few months, but obviously no head contact for a long time."

Here the footage that has recently emerged from last week's fight:

Although we know little about the fighter, it has been confirmed that Jeremy from France is now out of hospital following surgery to fix the fracture with a titanium plate.

Incredibly and thankfully, no brain injury was sustained.

Betts, who trains in the same gym as Jeremy in Thailand, told SPORTbible that the fight was eventually stopped by the referee: "It happened in a professional Muay Thai fight at a local stadium. His Thai opponent landed a big elbow strike that caused the injury.

"He was fine though. He wasn't wobbled and kept fighting, but the referee stopped the fight to get a doctor to look at the injury and the doctor obviously stopped it right away."

The fact that he wasn't even dizzy after the blow is rather incredible.

Featured Image Credit: Jonny Betts

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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