sport news Russia's bare knuckle boxers: Shocking images reveal gruesome injuries suffered ...

Inside Russia's first pro bare-knuckle boxing league where fighters risk their lives for just £10,000 as they square up on a CARGO SHIP... and they don't even need to wear a gumshield! Shocking images show damage suffered by bare-knuckle boxers in Russia  They compete in Hardcore Fighting Championships for £10,000 prize money  Fighters only have wrist strapping  - and the facial lacerations are gruesome  Controversial bare-knuckle events are rising in popularity but divide opinion

By Will Griffee For Mailonline

Published: 10:00 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 10:23 BST, 2 September 2020

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Gruesome images have emerged showing the bloody injuries suffered by bare-knuckle boxers in Russia. 

Those competing in 'Hardcore Fighting Championships' clashed in a cage on Monday without gloves. 

The results are not for the faint hearted with nasty facial lacerations suffered by boxers competing for the prize money of just £10,000. 

The Hardcore Fighting Championships in Russia is a bare-knuckle boxing promotion

The Hardcore Fighting Championships in Russia is a bare-knuckle boxing promotion

Andrei Kiselev, pictured, was covered in blood during his bout in the round of 16

Andrei Kiselev, pictured, was covered in blood during his bout in the round of 16

The event on Monday was hosted on a cargo ship and fighters suffered bloody injuries

The event on Monday was hosted on a cargo ship and fighters suffered bloody injuries

Those competing sustained facial swelling and cuts as they competed for £10,000

Those competing sustained facial swelling and cuts as they competed for £10,000

It is the first bare-knuckle fighting league in Russia and the only protection available is strapping to the wrist and an optional gumshield. 

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