Maxim Dadashev passes away after boxing match

Super lightweight contender Maxim Dadashev has passed away on Tuesday morning as a result of brain injuries suffered during his 11th round technical knockout loss to Subriel Matias on Friday Night at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Dadashev, who trained with Marco Contreras and Buddy McGirt for boxing preparation, as well as Donatas Janusevicius, who was his strength and conditioning coach, as well as a close friend, was hospitalized immediately after the bout was stopped in the corner by Buddy McGirt. Dadashev was unable to stand on his own and need a gurney to be taken out of the arena throwing up periodically leaving the building.

He was taken to the hospital that night, and surgery was performed upon him to reduce the swelling from the brain injuries. This morning the world was informed that Dadashev had passed away from injuries related to fight night.

Dadashev was a dedicated athlete and prolific in learning the English language enrolling in an Oxnard community college course to improve his ability to speak. Dadashev’s goal was not unlike most boxers, to be rich, famous and to get big fights. His death is a wake-up call that this isn’t just fun, this is war as well, and that maybe some of the childish joy we love about boxing, needs to be left in the past.

Dadashev was 28 years-old, and leaves behind a wife and a child.

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Lukie Ketelle

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