BOXER Lenin Castillo was rushed to hospital after having to have oxygen given to him in the ring after being brutally knocked out by Callum Smith.
Commentators and fans inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were stunned into silence after Castillo was floored in the second round.
Castillo’s legs were shaking as he hit the deck, and the medics rushed immediately into the ring.
Sky Sports commentator and former boxer Matthew Macklin admitted he had ‘never seen anything like that before’.
Smith was making his debut at light-heavyweight, and was predicted to make short work of Castillo on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s title defence against Oleksandr Usyk.
And he duly delivered with a crushing right hand that ended the contest instantly.
But the cheers from the North London Stadium fell silent when it became apparent Castillo was in a bad way on the canvas.
Referee Bob Williams was quick to move Castillo into the recovery position.
Medics then rushed into attend the 33-year-old Dominican Republic boxer and he was given oxygen.
While the Smith’s victory took a back seat, it was an impressive performance from Liverpool fighter Smith.
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