By Kristiana Hall

This little cub couldn’t hide his pain as he was slapped around the face by his brother during a bear-knuckle boxing match.

The siblings all gave as good as they got during the rough and tumble play fight at the Cabarceno Wildlife Park in Spain.

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Jeffrey Van Daele was on hand to capture the adorable series of images as the cubs wrestled in the grass.

The 43-year-old from Belgium is a nature and wildlife photographer.

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He said: “I’m usually not an action photographer and my main focus in photography is usually to try and create artistic images.

“But I must say it was a joyful and moving moment as I watched these cubs playfully fighting.”