The events occurred this Tuesday in the Russian region of Tyumen, when Medvedev, 23, returned from fishing in the company
The events occurred this Tuesday in the Russian region of Tyumen, when Medvedev, 23, returned from fishing in the company of his friends.
However, they were hit and attacked by a bear, instantly killing one of the men.
When the animal attacked the boxer in a row, he managed to confront him and kill him with a knife, “despite the serious lacerations suffered on the head and limbs,” according to the Shot channel of Telegram.
The athlete’s personal trainer, Dmitri Kosenko, told RIA Novosti that the man is in an induced coma after the attack and, according to the doctors, his life is not in danger for now. “Everything happened unexpectedly, and indeed Ilyá stabbed the bear,” he added.
The Russian Boxing Federation and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will cover Medvedev’s medical expenses, AIBA President Umar Kremliov told TASS.
“On behalf of the entire boxing community, we regret what happened. For our part, we will monitor the state of Ilyá and take care of all the financial arrangements and treatment of the athlete. Ilyá showed himself as a true fighter in a difficult situation, and we hope that he will recover soon, “Kremliov said.