The former world boxing champion is attacked with an ‘acid-like’ substance that leaves him severely burned after hooded thugs broke into his room while he was in the UK training for his next match.
- Viktor Kotochigov was due to fight on December 11 and had started training in the UK.
- Former WBC International Lightweight Champion Tried To Fight Hooded Intruders
- But the 28-year-old Kazakh boxer says he came armed with an ‘acid-like’ substance
- Fighter has posted images on Instagram showing burns to his face, neck, and body.
Former world boxing champion Viktor Kotochigov has suffered an ‘acid attack’ while training in the UK before his next fight.
The 28-year-old Kazakh fighter has described how he was left ‘cowering in pain’ after a gang of hooded men broke into his apartment, before dumping an ‘acid-like’ substance on him.
The former WBC international lightweight champion told his followers on Instagram that he was ready to defend himself, but that his assailants had arrived with no intention of fighting.
After the attack, Kotochigov posted pictures of visible rashes and burns on his face, neck, body and arm.
Former WBC international lightweight champion Viktor Kotochigov posted images on his Instagram account showing burns to his face, neck, arm and body after the attack.
Kotochigov, who won 12 of his 14 fights, losing the last two, was in the UK to prepare for his next fight, which was due to take place on December 11. And he has been supporting his friend, Tursynbay Kulakhmet, who lost. to Juan Carlos Abreu last Friday.
However, their preparations have been turned upside down by the attack.
“ The England camp was a bit unfortunate for me, ” explained Kotochigov, who lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in Instagram. ‘I flew to England, to prepare for the duel scheduled for December 11.
I got a room and started exercising. Four days have passed, sleeping at home at night, hearing some noise outside the door, someone trying to open the lock loudly.
Kotochigov said on Instagram that he was due to fight in the UK on December 11 and that he was training.
The boxer who lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan, said Instagram followers was ready to fight
I’m breaking into my mind and want to grab a knife, but there was nothing in the kitchen except a shape and a spoon.
The door opens, people fly in with the hood on their heads.
‘Not long thinking that I get up and go to them, but apparently, they had no plans to fight me and they were spilling an acidic substance on me, I huddled in pain and these people quickly hid.’
The fight scheduled for December would be Kotochigov’s second in the UK. He previously fought and won against Andrejs Podusovs at Bethnal Green.