Boxer Maxim Dadashev has passed away after sustaining severe head injuries during his fight against Subriel Matias, TASS has reported.
The light-welterweight boxer was beaten in the 11th round after trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the attack.
The fighter struggled to get off the ring and reportedly puked before becoming unconscious.
Dadashev underwent major brain surgery after the fight. He had the right side of his skull removed to alleviate the swelling after sustaining a subdural hematoma, The Sun reported.
He was then placed in a medically induced coma but passed away from the extent of his injuries.
The 28-year-old Saint Petersburg-born fighter left behind his wife and their young son.
Kalle & Nisse Sauerland wrote on Twitter: “We are devastated to hear about the tragic passing of Maxim Dadashev. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Eddie Hearn said: “So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev. Rest in peace.”
Jean Pascal tweeted: “Another sad day for boxing. 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.”
Dan Rafael posted on Twitter: “Horrendous news: Maxim Dadashev has died from the injuries he sustained in his fight on Friday night.”
World Boxing Council also tweeted: “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.”
Rest in peace, Dadashev!
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