By Will Griffee For Mailonline
Published: 10:00 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 10:23 BST, 2 September 2020
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
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
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.