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R.I.P. Maxim Dadashev (9/30/90-7/23/19)
Pictured: the late Maxim Dadashev

We at mourn the passing of junior welterweight contender Maxim Dadashev who died yesterday from brain damage at the age of 28.

Last Friday night, Dadashev lost by an 11th round TKO to undefeated Subriel Matias (14-0, 14 KOs) in an IBF eliminator held in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Dadshev's trainer, James "Buddy" McGirt, advised the referee to stop the bout after the 11th round because of the punishment Dadashev absorbed in the latter rounds,

Dadashev vomited and was unable to walk to his dressing room. He was then rushed by ambulance to UM Prince George's Hospital Center in nearby Cheverly, Maryland where he underwent two hours of emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

He had suffered a subdural hematoma and severe brain damage and despite the valiant efforts to save him, sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

Dadashev, an accomplished amateur who had also participated in the World Series of Boxing, compiled a 13-1 record as a professional. He won 11 of his pro bouts by knockout. Former world champions Darleys Perez and Antonio DeMarco were among the fighters he defeated.

Dadashev is survived by his wife, Elizaveta, and their young son.

Article By: Ken Pollitt