Anthony Joshua unconcerned about his swollen eyes were not going to be problem ahead of his heavyweight title defence against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on Saturday.
The IBF, WBA and WBO champion is making his debut in the US, but appeared to have a swollen right eyelid, a cut to his nose and swelling under his left eye.
However, Joshua brushed off the damage as simply part of his preparations for the fight.
‘What happened right, I was sparring a lion, because I really want to take this camp seriously,’ Joshua told Sky Sports.
‘It’s just been tough, difficult training. I’m a fighter so the scars and stuff – look at my hands and stuff.
‘That’s just another added war wound to my list of scars so that’s all it is.’