Top Russian boxer dies after collapsing outside of ring
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died in a US hospital following his fight with Puerto Rico's Subriel Matias at MGM National Harbor on Friday, July 19, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The 28-year-old and Matias were in action during the junior welterweight IBF World Title Elimination fight for the chance to challenge Josh Taylor for his title belt.
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"Top Rank is devastated to report that Maxim Dadashev passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained," Dadashev's promoter Top rank said in a statement.
According to trainer Buddy McGirt and Donatas Janusevicius, Dadashev strength and conditioning coach, Dadashev passed away from injuries suffered during Friday's fight.
"Maxim was a talented young fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends," Top Rank tweeted.
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According to ESPN, Dadashev had to be helped out of the ring where he started to vomit and lost consciousness.
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The Russian boxer underwent emergency brain surgery for a subdural hematoma (bleeding in the brain) at the UM Prince George's hospital center in Cheverly.
Dashev has left behind his son Daniel and wife Elizabeth who live in Oxnard, California.
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