French cruiserweight Besarion Khutuashvili on life support after hitting head on canvas following brutal knock-out

FRENCH cruiserweight boxer Besarion Khutuashvili is on life support after hitting his head on the canvas following a brutal knock-out last night.

The incident happened in the eighth and final round of his fight with Dylan Bergeon in Pont Audemer, France.

 French boxer Besarion Khutuashvili on life support after knock-out

French boxer Besarion Khutuashvili on life support after knock-out

Referee Christophe Fernandez explained he could only reach the count of “three” before calling a ringside physician.

The official told L’Equipe:  "When he fell back, his skull hit the ring.

“I started counting him, but as I saw he was unconscious, I stopped at ‘three’ to allow the doctor to go up immediately.

The referee went on to say that there was a long wait for the ambulance to arrive.

He added: “I tried to remove his mouthguard, but I could not do it.

“Firefighters were called, but waited fifteen minutes.”

FRENCH cruiserweight boxer Besarion Khutuashvili is on life support after hitting his head on the canvas following a brutal knock-out last night.