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28 year old Russian Boxer, Maxim Dadashev, passed away today in a US hospital after sustaining multiple injuries from his last fight against Puerto Rico’s Subriel Matias on Friday.

Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma after his loss to Matias in the IBF Junior Welterweight title fight. He underwent surgery for subdural hematoma at UM Prince George’s Hospital Centre in Maryland. But the numerous injuries proved fatal and he died soon after.

Dadashev and Matias fought at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Friday night. The fight was stopped after the 11th round. His trainer, Buddy McGirt, was seen and heard imploring Dadashev to stop the fight as he had taken alot of hits. He shook his head when Mcgirt told him that he was stopping the bout.

Then, Dadashev was helped out of the ring, when he started to vomit and lost consciousness before making it to the dressing room, as reported by ESPN.

“As you can imagine the news this morning has devastated us all,” McGirt wrote in a message to CNN. “Out of respect for his family I will refrain from making any comment at this time other than to say Maxim was and always will be a phenomenal young man and boxer.”

Dadashev had a professional record of 13 wins and one loss, according to his manager. His promoter and friend, Top Rank, told the press that he is extremely saddened about Dadashev’s untimely passing and sends his ‘thoughts and prayers’ to the departed soul’s family. The matter will be further investigated by the Russian Boxing Federation.

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