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.