TRAGEDY: Boxing hero Maxim Dadashev Dies After Brutal Match Leaves Him With Brain Damage
A BOXER has died after a brutal match left with with severe brain damage which saw part of skull removed in a bid to save his life.
Maxim Dadashev was beaten in 11 rounds by undefeated Subriel Matias in Maryland in an IBF light-welterweight title eliminator match.
The 28-year-old, from Russia, suffered a subdural haematoma which caused him to collapse in front of fans.
He then left the arena after struggling to walk out of the ring.
It was said he vomited and then lost consciousness as his team attempted to carry him backstage.
Russia media now reports the fighter has now died after a long battle by doctors to save his life.
Dadashev’s wife – with whom he has a young son – had travelled from St Petersburg to be with her husband in Washington.
He had 14 fights in a professional ring and scored 13 victories –including 11 by KO.
The fighter was a silver and two-time bronze medalist in the championships of Russia.
He reportedly underwent brain surgery before he died today following the fight on July 20.
Top boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said: “So terribly sad to hear the news of the passing of Maxim Dadashev.”
ELEVEN ROUNDS: Maxim Dadashev and Subriel Matias fought until the match was stopped
Dadashev had moved from Russia to the US to further his boxing career, moving in with his family to Oxnard, California.
His trainer Buddy McGirt pulled Dadashev out of the fight as he took heavy punishment during the 11th round against Matias.
After the fight, McGirt said: “God forbid, one punch as you know can change a whole guy’s life and I wasn’t going to let that happen.
“So I’d rather have them be mad at me for a day or two then to be mad at me for the rest of their life.