By Alexey Sukachev and Andrey Bazdrev
Fightnews is sad to report that well-known Russian middleweight and Perm beloved son Alexey “Ferocious” Chirkov has tragically died this Monday in his hometown. An unexpected cardiac seizure is called to be a cause of this shocking death. Chirkov was five months short of his 30th birthday.
“I just can’t get it”, said his long-time friend and manager Dmitry Gerasimov in his interview to PRO-BOX.ru. “He has never complained about any cardiac disorders. It’s just a shock for all of us”.
Chirkov debuted as a professional in 2001 and compiled a nice list of 18 wins (11 by way of knockout) and 6 losses over a span of eight years. Alexey was once the Russian middleweight champion; his most memorable win being a unanimous decision of still-capable at the time ex-champion and fight legend Julio Cesar Vasquez in January 2004. He was, however, less successful in recent years. In his last fight this May, Chirkov lost a six-round decision to Kazakh Semyon Uporov. Fightnews send its sincerest condolences to Alexey’s family and friends.