Tony Pietrantonio KO'd By Lavarn Harvell (PICTURE)

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Hope his face went back to normal...Tony Pietrantonio takes a right-hander from Lavarn Harvell | Reuters

There's being knocked out and there's having your face pulverised by your opponent, as this shot of Tony Pietrantonio illustrates.

The US light heavyweight's features turned almost unrecognisable following the knockout punch from Lavarn Harvell.

With his face eerily reminiscent of Robert De Niro's distorted visage in Raging Bull, Pietrantonio hit the deck in the 31st second of the third round of the bout in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

Ouch.