Boxer Maxim Dadashev Dies From Head Injuries Sustained In Fight On Friday
Boxer Maxim Dadashev has died after sustaining head injuries during his fight against Subriel Matías on Friday, Russian news agency TASS has confirmed.
The light-welterweight fighter was beaten in the 11th round in Maryland, USA, after trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the bout. The boxer then struggled to exit the ring and reportedly vomited before losing consciousness.
He underwent major brain surgery following the fight and had the right side of his skull removed to ease brain swelling after suffering a subdural haematoma, according to The Sun.
The Saint Petersburg-born boxer was subsequently placed in a medically induced coma, but died due to the extent of his injuries.
Dadashev leaves behind a wife and a young son.
Tributes have been flooding in for the 28-year-old on Twitter:
So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev. Rest in peace :pensive:
- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 23, 2019
We are devastated to hear about the tragic passing of Maxim Dadashev. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
- Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) July 23, 2019
Horrendous news: Maxim Dadashev has died from the injuries he sustained in his fight on Friday night. #RIP
- Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 23, 2019
Another sad day for boxing :cry:. We are like soldiers. We going to war for our country, family, loved ones and we never know if we'll make it back home. RIP Dadashev:pray: pic.twitter.com/16ppicBltk
- Jean Pascal (@jeanpascalchamp) July 23, 2019
RIP Maxim Dadashev.
He passed away from injuries suffered during Friday's fight, according to trainer Buddy McGirt and Donatas Janusevicius, Dadashev's strength and conditioning coach.
We join Maxim's family and friends in grief, support and wish prompt resignation.
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- World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 23, 2019
Prior to the tragic news of his passing, there was hope that he would 'come back to normal life'.
According to The Sun, his manager Egis Klimas was optimistic Dadashev would make a full recovery, saying: "Within the next couple of days the swelling should decrease. Let's hope that the part of the skull will be put back in place.
"The doctor says that Max may come back to normal life.
"Right now, he's in critical condition, but the doctor told me that he's stable."
Prior to Friday's fight, Dadashev had won all of his 13 bouts since his 2016 debut, with 11 of them won by knockout.
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