The former Australian boxer Craig Ison is lucky to be alive after a shark attack. In what some people are calling a “replay”of the Mick Fanning incident where the surfer was attacked by a shark, the 52-year-old boxer survived a shark attack in Australia. The incident is eerily similar to a shark attack only weeks ago with a surfer fighting off a shark on live TV. According to NBC News on Friday, the boxer fought the predator after it mauled him off the east coast of Australia early Friday. He suffered serious injuries with bites in the leg and hand, but the shark got punched by the boxer a few times too.
The force of the shark attack was so strong that Craig Ison was knocked off his surf board. Only feet from the Evans Head shore in New South Wales, Australia, the man shouted for people on shore to help. People watched in horror as the shark and the man battled in the water. Once on land, people ran to help stop the bleeding of the bites as a tourniquet was put on his leg to stop the bleeding and he was transported to a local hospital.
The report from People Magazine on Friday suggests the shark got a serious beating from the former boxer. The man punched the animal repeatedly until it backed off and it’s pretty obvious that it’s nothing short of a miracle that Ison is still alive. Apparently, Ison was rushed to a hospital by paramedics and admitted in serious, but stable condition. The current condition of the boxer hasn’t been recently updated, but fans hope he is going to recover.
The circumstances around shark attacks always have beach goers nervous afterwards. Typically the attacks are unprovoked and provide an uncomfortable feeling when it comes to getting in the water for a quick swim. If an athlete gets seriously hurt and can barely be able to fight off the sharks, it’s easy to see how a regular person could be nothing short of shark bait.