The opening bout on the Sky Sports YouTube coverage of Florian Marku's homecoming bout featured a very scary knockout.
10-0 Borislav Velev would be locking horns with 7-0 Amarildo Vraja over eight rounds for the WBC Youth Intercontinental title in what was viewed as a close fight between two unbeaten prospects.
However, Velev silenced the close fight talk, as he would back Vraja into a corner in round one before unloading a vicious flurry of punches, sending Vraja to the canvas in a bad way.
Nasty knockout over in Albania ????????, as Amarildo Vraja is stopped by Borislav Velev in the first round. Scary scenes but Vraja concious now. Wish him a speedy recovery ????#MarkuParra #MarkuReturns #boxing pic.twitter.com/6urfSvFC8d
— Teats ???? (@teaton73) August 25, 2022
Moments passed with observers fearing the worst as doctors rushed in to assist Vraja. Fortunately, a chorus of cheers and applause signalled that Vraja was concious and seemingly ok.
Velev now moves to 11-0 as he embraced with Vraja following a scary knockout. We wish Vraja a speedy recovery.