Former Professional Boxer Tragically Dies During Croissant-Eating Contest

A former professional boxer tragically died during a croissant-eating contest on Sunday.

Mario Oscar Melo was reportedly on his third croissant when he began choking in front of a bewildered crowd of people in Argentina.

In a video obtained by a local Argentinian website,, several men can be seen trying to force the croissant out of Melo’s throat by performing a series of abdominal thrusts before paramedics arrived.

Among those trying to help Melo were a doctor and a firefighter, who happened to be watching the contest, according to Marca.

Melo was then...

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By: - Tuesday, 6 November

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