Russia’s super lightweight boxer Maxim Dadashev has passed away after the serious head traumas he sustained in his Friday fight against Subriel Matias in the US.
The Top Rank family mourns the passing of Maxim Dadashev.
Maxim was a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/bTVO0xcWhN
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 23, 2019
Dadashev, 28, was forced to withdraw from the fight in the 11th round because he was taking serious shots to the head. After the bout, the Russian boxer was taken to an ambulance, where he began vomiting. Doctors at a local trauma center spent two hours removing a brain bleed, after which Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma.
A hospital spokeswoman issued a statement on behalf of Dadashev’s widow, Elizaveta Apushkina, who made her way from Russia to the hospital in the Washington, D.C., suburbs Monday night.
“It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of my husband, Maxim Dadashev,” she said. “He was a very kind person who fought until the very end. Our son will continue to be raised to be a great man like his father. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone that cared for Maxim during his final days. I ask that everyone please respect our privacy during this very difficult time.”