Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has passed away at the age of 28 after he sustained severe injuries from his latest IBF light-welterweight fight against Subriel Matias. Dadashev was reported as unable to walk into the dressing room after the fight was stopped by trainer Buddy McGirt at the end of the 11th round.
He was then hospitalised with bleeding on his brain and underwent emergency surgery but it was too late by that stage. Umar Kremlev, secretary general, released a statement, saying that there was some kind of violation, and that they had lost Maxim Dadashev, who was their young prospect. He added that they will fully support the family going forward, including financially, and that they will also complete the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fight in order to know exactly what happened.
Dadashev, who was based I the USA, had won all of his previous 13 fights, but was forced to take a series of punches from Puerto Rican Matias during their fight that took place in Maryland. McGirt afterwards stated that he could not convince Dadashev to end the fight, but had opted to throw in the towel in when saw his fighter getting hit with more and more clean shots as the fight progressed.
The Russian Boxing Federation stated that after the bout, the fighter’s conditioned worsened and doctors had diagnosed a cerebral oedema and an extremely difficult surgery took place, but was ultimately unsuccessful in saving the boxer’s life.
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