Boxer shows off ‘s***’ he does to hands to avoid ‘eating painkillers non-stop’

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    Boxer Jono Carroll has given fans a gruesome insight into the "s***" he has to do with his hands in-between fights.

    The Irishman defeated Miguel Marriaga in Dubai last Saturday (March 18) to take his professional record to 24-2-1. But he was brought back to reality less than a week later with his post-fight routine.

    Carroll has to drain blood from his hands to avoid "eating painkillers non-stop", using a process called wet cupping – which makes for grim viewing. He posted videos of the process on social media earlier today (March 25).

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    "These are the gross things people don’t see, I need to do this s*** during camp and after fights just you keep my hands ok, if I don’t do this I’m eating painkillers non-stop, the things I do for this sport, just a boy chasing a dream," he wrote.

    Amongst his stunned Instagram followers was fellow Irish boxer Connor Coyle, who replied: "Jesus lad!!!!" One person hailed: "Warrior mate."

    "Never eating strawberry jelly again," joked one, and another commented: "Well that's put me off my pina colada!!"

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    When one questioned why he was doing it, Carroll replied: "My hands swell a lot from fights and sparing over the years, and that tick blood can’t be flushed out of your body from your urine and what not, so you do need to get it out of your body.

    "If I don’t take it out I can almost feel it in my joints and my wrist just becomes very sore and stiff, almost feels like a sprain after a while if I don’t take it out.

    "But doing this just relieves the pressure of my hands and feels great after two days of doing it."

    Carroll also showed off the after effects of the suction cup, which leaves a massive bruise on his hand. While it looks brutal, both wet and dry cupping is a common treatment method in sport to increase blood circulation.


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