Friday's tough scene at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has produced an awfully tragic story.
Pro boxer Maxim Dadashev, who was hospitalized after his match against Subriel Matias and underwent surgery for brain swelling, has died from the injuries he sustained in the fight. The Russian fighter was just 28 years old.
I hate to report this, but it's been confirmed that Maxim Dadashev has passed away this morning. Not much more to say other than this is incredibly tragic and sad. My thoughts and prayers to his loved ones. #boxing— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) July 23, 2019
Dadashev was in a medically-induced coma after undergoing the procedure, during which he had a hematoma removed. Doctors also had to take out a portion of his skull due to the swelling of his brain.
On Monday, it was reported he was in critical condition, and he was sadly unable to make it through.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Maxim Dadashev. Thoughts are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/wxrRUw5jp1— Boxing News (@BoxingNewsED) July 23, 2019
The St. Petersburg native was an astonishing 281-20 in his amateur career, and unbeaten in his first 13 professional fights before Friday's loss.
His trainer, Buddy McGirt, threw in the towel in an attempt to prevent Dadashev from suffering further harm. Eight minutes later after he left the ring, he could no longer support himself and was taken to the hospital.
Now, the boxing world mourns the devastating loss of the former third-ranked junior welterweight.