The Russian boxer named Maxim Dadashev died at the age of 28 years old after he sustained major injuries following his fight on Friday night.
Dadashev lost his fight against the Puerto Rican boxer Subriel Matias and was rushed to the hospital where he had to be placed in a medically induced coma. He had also undergone the surgery for bleeding on his brain in the Maryland Hospital.
The fight was stopped by Buddy McGirt, trainer of Dadashev during the 11th round. After Dadashev left for the locker room, he vomited heavily and had to be pulled out of the arena on a stretcher.
The fighter born in St. Petersburg was coming to this fight on his high of 13 undefeated fights for the lightweight division which was held at the MG<M National harbor located south of the Washington, DC.
Umar Kremlev, the president of the Russian Boxing Federation said, “It’s very sad and there are literally no words’ to describe this.”
He also added that federation will look thoroughly into the circumstance which surrounded death of Dadashev.
Russian Boxing Federation also said that they would be paying for the funeral of Dadashev and also to compensate his family.