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Video: Fighter suffers bizarre delayed KO during bare-knuckle boxing match

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Malysh “Tolik” Anatoliy says he is doing “fine” now after he “lost consciousness with excitement” during the said bout.

Bare-knuckle boxer Malysh Anatoliy had a scary and bizarre ending to his fight against Anatoly Savenko.
Bare-knuckle boxer Malysh Anatoliy had a scary and bizarre ending to his fight against Anatoly Savenko.

Many of us were left scratching our heads when Shane Burgos suffered a delayed knockout loss to Edson Barboza at UFC 262 in May. You’ll likely have the same reaction when you see this clip of a bare-knuckle boxing match under Mahatch FC.

According to MMA Fighting, the fight happened back on June 20th in Ukraine, but only seemed to recently make the rounds online. As you’ll see in the video below, Anatoly “TT” Savenko and Malysh “Tolik” Anatoliy had exchanged punches when the latter suddenly collapsed about six seconds after throwing a two-punch combo.

MMA Fighting later got in touch with Parimatch, which initially stated that Anatoliy blamed the odd occurrence on “an issue with his blood sugar levels.” But on Sunday, Mahatch FC released a video statement from the fighter himself.

Anatoliy says he is doing “fine” now after he “lost consciousness with excitement” in the opening round of the said bout.

(translation via Mahatch FC)

A few days ago on the “Mahatch” channel was posted my fight versus Anatoly Savenko, nicknamed “TT,” in which I lost consciousness with excitement in the first round.

Right away I want to say thank you to everyone who worried about my health. I had a thorough medical check. My health is fine. In that fight, emotions have prevailed.

At the moment I want to continue to train hard, and I am completely ready for revenge because the boxing lesson is not over yet.