Picture of Deontay Wilder’s Sparring Partner Following Horrific Orbital Bone Injury Goes Viral: “Let’s Hope He’s Got a Good Surgeon”

Published 08/02/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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On July 30th, Isaac Chamberlain went up against Chris Billam-Smith for 12 scheduled rounds. The two fought till the last remaining second and in the end, Billam-Smith won via the Unanimous Decision. Quite interestingly, both the boxers entered the bout with 2 TKOs and 1 KO from three of their last six fights. Billam-Smith, 31, was three years older than Chamberlain, 28, and had a one-inch height advantage against the latter who stood 6′ 2″ tall.

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During the fight, Chamberlain suffered an eye injury in the form of a broken orbital bone. A photo of the same has gone viral on Twitter. Reportedly, Isaac Chamberlain sparred with the former heavyweight champion of the world, Deontay Wilder.

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After the TalkSPORT correspondent, Michael Benson, tweeted the picture, fans poured in a wide range of reactions. Here are some of them.

Fans appreciate the heart of Isaac Chamberlain but at the same time show him concern

Standing in close proximity, the two, Chamberlain and Billam-Smith, frequently exchanged some heavy shots. Billam-Smith caught Chamberlain with a couple of good lead hooks to the head. The eye injury resulted from the hammering of those powerful and relentless round punches as hooks.

Michael Benson tweeted the image and in the caption wrote, “Isaac Chamberlain’s broken orbital bone after his fight with Chris Billam-Smith on Saturday night…”

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Despite the eye injury he suffered, fans admired Chamberlain’s courage and will to go on. In this sense, a fan wrote, “He put up a decent fight. I always feel Isaac looks a lot smaller than other cruiserweights tbh.”

Another wrote, “What a warrior man. What a fight.”

Sharing the same feeling, a fan called Isaac a “True warrior.”

However, this one fan offered a different perspective. Seeing the fight, they felt the cornerman did not do a fair job and so, asked for the banning of the same. They Wrote, “Corner man should be banned.”

Some fans wrote specifically about Chamberlain’s injury and showed concern for the same. A fan compared the look of his injury to the sting of a bee. They wrote, “Looks like he got stung by a 🐝.”

Another fan wrote Chamberlain had a good surgeon. They commented, “Let’s hope he’s got a good surgeon.”

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And finally, this fan appreciated the effort invested by both.

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What is your reaction to the injury? Did you catch the Isaac Chamberlain vs. Chris Billam-Smith fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Written by:

Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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Vibhanshu Kumar

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