Iranian Hulk ‘Photoshopped’ Images Deleted After ‘Embarrassing’ Boxing Defeat

Sajad Gharibi
Credit: @sajadgharibiofficial/Instagram

A bodybuilder, who goes by the name of Iranian Hulk, has removed all of his ‘photoshopped’ pictures from Instagram after an ’embarrassing’ boxing defeat.

The enormous influencer, whose real name is Sajad Gharibi, was beaten by Kazakh Titan in the ring last month in only the first round.

Gharibi was evidently not as large and muscular as his Insta account would have led you to believe, struggling even to throw a punch and keep himself up.

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With more than one million followers, he became an internet sensation when the images, now assumed to be photoshopped, circulated online.

Those images have since been removed.

With only 14 images left, a video of him weighing in for the fight with Almat Bakhytovich is his most recent post.

Gharibi had been initially scheduled to fight strongman Martyn Ford, who pulled out of their bout over fears for Gharibi’s mental health having watched him cry on national TV while talking about his parents’ disappointment in him.

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According to the Daily Star, Ford said: “He was not what I expected. I think he’s just fooled the world with photoshop, if I’m honest.

“Seeing him in real life is not as impressive as seeing him in pictures. So disheartening I think is the word. He was tiny.”

Ahead of the Titan fight, his trainer Hamzeh Moradian even stated that Gharibi was ‘too shy’ to box in public classes and that he even wanted to pull out of the fight just days before the event.

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Moradian told The Mirror: “When we talked, I told him that there is no way Sajad can fight.

“’Help him as much as you can’, and I said that he can’t do it. I said that I don’t mean to intervene, but I think it’s better if it’s cancelled.

“When they tried to cancel it, they realised that they can’t do it because they had to pay a penalty. There are rules anyways and people working in sports know that it’s not possible to cancel such events and he had to attend.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.