Top Rank Boxing is doing its part to help a family in need as it faces truly dark times. The fight promotion has created a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the family of Maxim Dadashev, the Russian professional boxer from Russia who died one week ago due to head and brain injuries sustained in the ring in his match against Subriel Matias.
Dadashev lost the fight via stoppage in the 11th round, and needed help getting back to the locker room before being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. However, Dadashev's condition worsened, and he died on July 23. He was 28 years old.
Top Rank has promoted the cream of the crop since its founding in 1973, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and many other boxing greats. Now, they're stepping up their game in support of a family in need.
as we move onto the next week of #boxing, I hope that moving forward that 'going the distance' is no longer used as some barometer of a morale victory by trainers and cornermen. Buddy McGirt pulling Dadashev when he did should be lesson to all— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) July 22, 2019
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go to Dadashev's family, and has a goal of $500,000. As of this writing, 531 donors raised $43,497 in the span of four days.
Mixed martial arts organization Bellator also shared the GoFundMe link in honor of the combat sports competitor, and appealed to fans around the world to help out.
The fight game recently lost a beloved member of its family when Maxim Dadashev passed away.— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 29, 2019
Please join our organization as well as @ScottCoker in making a private donation to this man's family in the wake of his death.
You can donate at the link below.https://t.co/xR1ZOHepjY pic.twitter.com/IJu2miMQ7Z
Dadashev is survived by his wife and two-year-old son.