At the age of 28, Boxer Maxim Dadashev died on Tuesday morning. The cause of his death is the serious injuries that he has suffered during his fight on Friday against Subriel Matias.
Donatas Janusevicius, who is Dadashev’s strength and conditioning coach along with his trainer, Buddy McGirt, informed ESPN about Dadashev’s death.
On July 19, 2019, Dadashev took part in a fight for an International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-welterweight title. He then lost to opponent Subriel Matías at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Dadashev’s trainer, Buddy McGirt was the one who stopped the fight after the 11th round, over Dadashev’s protest in the corner and on exiting the ring, Dadashev collapsed. After which he was taken to the hospital immediately and Dadashev then later underwent surgery in order to relieve a subdural hematoma (brain bleeding), which lead to in him being placed in a medically induced coma.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto along with Andrew Feldman, as well as boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, also showed their grief and commented on Dadashev’s death on Twitter.
Brett Okamoto describes the news as “Awful, awful news”
Andrew Feldman tweeted, “We love watching combat sports, but keeping everything in perspective is far more important. These athletes are professionals in incredibly dangerous careers and stories like this should remind everyone that it’s never just ‘a fight’. RIP Max.”
“So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev. Rest in peace”, Eddie Hearn tweeted.
Dadashev left the arena on a stretcher after the fight and was carried to UM Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland, as per to the ESPN’s Steve Kim.
Dadashev was helped out of the ring and apparently collapsed and also vomited before getting his dressing room.
On Saturday morning, Egis Klimas, who is Dadashev’s manager, was informed by neurosurgeon Dr. Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb that Dadashev was bleeding on the right side of his brain and was “showing signs of severe brain damage,” as per to Kim report.
Additional to the surgery, Dadashev was also given medication in order to decrease brain swelling.
Janusevicius also said on Saturday that Cobb told him the bleeding along with the swelling had been stopped but that Dadashev was in critical condition.
Maxim Kaibkhanovich Dadashev was a Russian boxer and was a native of St. Petersburg, Russia who have competed in the light welterweight division. Dadashev was a Russian amateur champion as a participant of the 2015 European Games. He owned a professional record of 13-0 prior to the loss to Matias.
Dadashev was very talented as he won his first 13 professional fights, 11 of them knockouts or technical knockouts. When he made his first professional debut on April 2016, he won with a first-round knockout of Darin Hampton.
As a talented amateur, Dadashev was the silver medallist of the 2008 World Junior Championships at 57 kilograms (126 lb) in Guadalajara, Mexico. In the year 2010 and 2012, Dadashev was the Russian National Championships bronze medalist at 60 kilograms (130 lb). He was also the silver medalist of the 2013 Russian National Championships at 64 kilograms (141 lb).