Boxing News At Five | Nov 06 2018

Boxing News at Five: Former world title challenger dies during croissant-eating competition, Tete throws Burnett a lifeline

A former world title challenger from Argentina died during a croissant-eating competition, and Zolani Tete still wants to fight Ryan Burnett
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MARIO MELO, a former light-heavyweight contender from Argentina, tragically passed away on Sunday (November 4) after choking on a croissant during a croissant-eating competition in the city of Pinamar.

During an attempt to eat as many croissants inside a minute as possible, the 56-year-old choked on his third croissant and collapsed shortly after. Several men attempted to resuscitate Melo but were unable to do so.

An autopsy conducted yesterday (Monday) revealed his windpipe had become blocked by the dough and he had subsequently choked to death.


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