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Russian boxer seriously injured after fight with bear

Ilya Medvedev, 23 year old boxer, is in serious condition in the hospital after fighting and stabbing a grizzly bear that killed his friend and su


Ilya Medvedev, 23 year old boxer, is in serious condition in the hospital after fighting and stabbing a grizzly bear that killed his friend and subsequently attacked him.

The Russian fighter and his friend, Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Dudnik, 48, were attacked in the Irtysh River in , while fishing. Didik died quickly from the animal’s attacks.

According to Daily MailMedvedev, who has participated in the Russian championships and other national competitions, tried to shoot the bear but with one attack took the weapon from his hands, for which the fighter fought with a knife until he killed him.

“He had time to shoot twice, then obviously he retreated, reloaded and took two more shots. He didn’t have time for the fifth round and the bear threw the gun at him. ” Denis Chebotar, another fisherman who was near the area where the events occurred.

Now the young boxer is in intensive care in ‘serious condition’ with lacerated wounds to his head and body, say reports from the district of Uvatsky, in the Tyumen region.

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