Athlete arrested for fatal blow to Saratov resident
MOSCOW, October 29 - RAPSI. A court has placed a Thai boxer under arrest who was charged with punching a Saratov resident to death, the Investigative Committee reports.
The athlete faces up to 15 years in prison for manslaughter.
During the investigation, friends and acquaintances of the defendant said that he had been practicing Thai boxing for 15 years and had taken part in various competitions.
A similar incident took place in central Moscow in mid-August 2011. Rasul Mirzayev, who was widely regarded as a promising MMA fighter, punched student Ivan Agafonov, 19, outside a nightclub in Moscow on August 13. Agafonov was taken to a hospital, where he died several days later without regaining consciousness.
Last week, the court also put a boxer under house arrest for beating a man to death outside a nightclub in the Sverdlovsk Region.