This story is INSANE.
I hope the kid pulls through because killing a bear with a knife after watching that same bear kill his friend took a lot of heart.
It was life and death situation, and he chose to fight.
That is the heart of a boxer.
A young boxer is in a serious condition in hospital after fighting off and knifing to death a wild bear which had killed his friend.
Ilya Medvedev was on a fishing trip on the Irtysh River in Russia when he and fellow angler Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Dudnik were suddenly attacked.
Vyacheslav, 48, was quickly mauled to death by the raging beast, which then turned to attack the 23-year-old professional boxer.
“Ilya was finishing the bear off with a knife,” he said.
“He had time to shoot twice, then obviously retreated, recharged, and made two more shots.”
Yet the fierce bear was still attacking despite its gunshot wounds.
The bear knocked the gun away and “Ilya was stabbing it with a knife”.
Ilya Medvedev is in critical condition, and authorities are trying to figure out why the bear attacked them. Believe it or not, bears don’t normally attack humans unless provoked, and this attack seems to be unprovoked.
Thanks to Medvedev’s courage, he likely stopped the bear from hurting other people.
There is a common thought that if you run into a bear, you should play dead.
Do not do that.
If you are attacked by a black bear, DO NOT PLAY DEAD. Try to escape to a secure place such as a car or building. If escape is not possible, try to ﬁght back using any object available. Concentrate your kicks and blows on the bear’s face and muzzle.
If you hit the bear enough in the face, hopefully, they will retreat.
Flip the page for a video about the attack.