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Published: 0147 GMT July 24, 2019

Russian boxer Dadashev dies after fight

Russian boxer Dadashev dies after fight
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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced.

"Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias," the federation said in a statement, on Tuesday, AFP reported.

The 28-year-old underwent emergency brain surgery in Washington after his super-lightweight bout with Puerto Rican Matias on Friday was stopped after the 11th round by his corner man James "Buddy" McGirt.

Dadashev, known as "Mad Max", was unable to walk to the dressing room and was immediately hospitalized.

Doctors operated to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain.

McGirt, who said after the fight he "couldn't convince" his fighter to stop but opted to throw in the towel when he saw him "getting hit with more and more clean shots as the fight went on," told ESPN on Tuesday he was wracking his brain wondering if he could have done things differently.

"It just makes you realize what type of sport we’re in, man," McGirt told ESPN.

"He did everything right in training, no problems, no nothing. My mind is like really running crazy, right now. Like what could I have done differently? But at the end of the day, everything was fine (in training).

"He seemed OK, he was ready, but it’s the sport that we're in. It just takes one punch, man."

Russian boxing chief Umar Kremlev told Russian media that Dadashev's body would be repatriated home and that his family would receive financial aid.

Dadashev's widow, Elizaveta Apushkina, also issued a statement, confirming the fighter's death "with great sadness.”

"He was a very kind person who fought until the very end. Our son will continue be raised to be a great man like his father," she said of the St. Petersburg-born fighter who trained in Oxnard, California.

Dadashev took an unbeaten 13-0 record into the 140-pound non-title fight.

Dadashev, whose manager Egis Klimas also handles Vasiliy Lomachenko and Sergey Kovalev, turned pro in April of 2016 and relocated to Southern California to pursue his ring ambitions, eventually signing with promoters Top Rank.

 

 

   
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