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Despite suffering one of the most horrendous cuts in recent ring history, former two-division world titlist Badou Jack laughed it off a few days later.

“It might not look pretty, but I’m a fighter not a model,” Jack said on a call with a few boxing reporters to discuss his gruesome injury on Tuesday.

Jack, who has won world titles at super middleweight and light heavyweight, faced Marcus Browne for a vacant interim light heavyweight world title on the Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner co-feature on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Jack, a native of Sweden, lives.

In the seventh round an accidental head clash opened a vertical cut in the center of Jack’s forehead. And it was no ordinary cut. It was a gruesome gash that poured blood for the rest of the fight. It looked as though Jack had been stabbed.

Jack (22-2-3, 13 KOs), 35, who was behind on all three scorecards before the cut, had no quit in him and fought as hard as he could despite the injury.

“It was bothering me a little. I didn’t see too well, but in my heart I had to keep fighting no matter what,” Jack said. “I don’t care. It’s a fight. Things happen like that. There are no timeouts. This is not football or any other sport. This is boxing. This is the hurt business, so things happen. You got to just keep fighting.”

Though Jack lost 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 on the scorecards, the heart and courage he showed to fight on with such a horrific cut earned him even more respect that he already had.

“I’ve been around the sport of boxing for over 40 years and I have never seen a cut that bad before,” said Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, which promotes Jack. “It takes guts to do what he did — to fight in the face of such adversity and never quit. The heart that he showed in the ring matches the heart he has outside of it, and we could not have been more impressed or proud of his performance.”

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