Dagestani world champion in Thai boxing shot dead in Russia

A former world champion in Thai boxing was shot dead in Moscow, officials said Friday.

Dagestani world champion in Thai boxing shot dead in Russia

A former world champion in Thai boxing was shot dead in Moscow, officials said Friday.

The corpse of Muslim Abdullayev, 27, was found late Thursday with multiple gunshot wounds to the head at a stadium in the north of Moscow, the investigative committee of prosecutors said in a statement.

"It seems that this murder was most likely a contract killing," a security source told the Interfax news agency.

"At the moment the connections of the victim are being examined and in particular if he had any conflicts at the current time," the official added.

Interfax said that Abdullayev in 2004 won both the European and World Championships in Thai boxing, otherwise known as Muay Thai — a sport that enjoys great popularity in Caucasus region. Abdullayev was from Dagestan.



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