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Scandal: Velichkov Not Dead, Unknown Fighter Uses His Indentity

A bad story gets story worse as Bulgarian media writes that the fighter who was reported to have died in the ring was NOT Isus Velichkov - but another fighter named Boris Stanchov, who has no known professional boxing record.

When and how this replacement of opponent was made isn´t known but it appears to be a fact that Stanchov used Velichkov´s license and thus also his permission to fight and then also his medical records - which means that Stanchov´s medical condition was unknown as he stepped into the ring in Shkoder, Albania on Saturday night in what could be a major scandal.

Stanchov was clearly not well, because even before the only punch landed in the fight he collapsed right away.

As BoxingScene.com reported earlier today, featherweight Ardit Murja (4-1 going into the fight) was the fighter in the other end of the ring.

The fight started with the two feeling each other but soon it´s evident that Sanchov´s legs were beginning to desert him. Murja then scored with a decent left jab and Stanchov at first doesn´t seem to react but then stumbles backwards and goes down in his corner and is fully out cold.

Medical staff rushed in, but he could not be revived and passed away.

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Comment by dot.c.eh on 09-24-2019

Wow he must have had some serious medical issues to die from a solid jab to the head. I've seen what footage exists and it's apparent he wasn't a totally incompetent boxer but maybe it was some kind of aneurysm…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 09-24-2019

Must have been a Bucket List type of thing.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-23-2019

how the **** does this even happen?!?

Comment by The D3vil on 09-23-2019

WTF kind of Eastern European, Borat type **** is this? It's almost comedic in a sad way

Comment by The_Hamster on 09-23-2019

The more Darkly intriguing aspect of this. Is what is the story on this guy that he dies from one jab and seemed to be on death's door even before he was hit by the Jab? And why would a…

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