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Boxing Champ Accused of Killing Nightclub Guard

A junior boxing champion was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing a security guard during a brawl over a young woman at a Urals nightclub.

The suspect, identified in media reports as Valery Tretyakov, 22, was asked by security guards at the Shokolad nightclub in Kamensk-Uralsky, in the Sverdlovsk region, to leave alone a young woman who had complained that he was making advances.

Tretyakov was asked to leave the nightclub and, once outside, allegedly struck a 28-year-old guard in the face and fled the scene.

The body of the guard was found at 5:40 a.m., and police were examining CCTV footage for details of the incident, Interfax reported.

Tretyakov, who is based in Moscow but was visiting his parents in Kamensk-Uralsky, turned himself in to police at his parents' urging, Life News reported.

He faces charges of intentionally inflicting a serious bodily injury that resulted in death, which carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

This is not the first incident in which a sports fighter attempted to test his strength outside the ring.

In August 2011, Rasul Mirzayev, a Russian mixed martial arts champion, struck a deadly blow to a young man during a quarrel over a young woman outside the Garazh nightclub in Moscow. Mirzayev is awaiting trial, and he also faces a 15-year sentence.

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