Boxer Maxim Dadashev has died of injuries sustained in his fight
Super-lightweight Maxim Dadashev died on Tuesday morning of brain injuries sustained in his Friday fight against Subriel Matias.
The news, first reported by ESPN, was confirmed by Dadashev coach Buddy McGirt.
Dadashev was only 28 years old. He died at UM Prince George Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland, where he was driven after the fight at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill.
The Russian, who played in the US since his professional debut in 2016, lost the battle on Friday after his corner had asked the official to end hostilities after 11 th round. Dadashev has on several occasions told McGirt that he does not want him to stop the fight. McGirt did not listen to the supplications of his pugilist.
The coach told ESPN that Dadashev seeing retreat to his corner after the 11 th round, his mind was made up and he has also sought the advice of his boxer “out of respect”. McGirt admitted to thinking about stopping the fight after the ninth assault.
Dadashev was not able to leave the ring without help. Once in the locker room, he began to vomit. He left the arena on a stretcher and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. He underwent emergency brain surgery for intracranial hematoma. The doctors then placed him in an artificial coma in order to reduce the pressure on the right side of his brain, where the damage had been done, to no avail.
This story is reminiscent of Adonis Stevenson. The Quebec heavyweight collapsed in the shower following his defeat by KO. 11 th round against Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec on 1 st December.
The doctors, who performed the emergency surgery that night, felt it was unlikely that Stevenson would be able to cope with it.
But after spending several days in an artificial coma and undergone a new surgery in February, to restore the portion of his skull removed during the initial surgery, his condition has greatly improved.
Stevenson is now recovering at home.
The secretary general of the Russian Boxing Federation, Oumar Kremlev, said the body would launch an investigation to determine if anyone is to blame for Dadashev’s death.
“We need to know the truth about what happened,” Kremlev wrote in an email to The Associated Press. I believe that human intervention is to blame, that there has been a violation of the rules in a sense. ”
Kremlev added that the Russian federation would financially support Dadashev’s family.
Both boxers were 13-0 before the fight and the winner had to face Josh Taylor for the title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Dadashev was seen as a rising star after defeating two former lightweight champions in Darleys Perez and Antonio DeMarco last year. Eleven of his 13 victories had been won by KO.
“He was a very good person and fought to the end,” his wife Elizaveta Apushkina said in a statement issued by the hospital. Our son will be raised to become a great man like his father. ”
The Russian Embassy in the United States has indicated on social media that it is “ready to help in order to facilitate the repatriation of Dadashev’s body to Russia”. With AP