Maxim Dadashev — the boxer who went into a coma after suffering injuries during a fight Friday night — has died, both his trainer and coach announced Tuesday.
Dadashev, a Russian junior welterweight contender, was fighting Puerto Rico’s Subriel Matias in the co-main event of Top Rank’s boxing card on ESPN last week, when things took a horrible turn in the later rounds.
Dadashev was taking a lot of punches to the face and head … and it got so ugly, his trainer, Buddy McGirt, had to beg the boxer to throw in the towel.
Ultimately, McGirt was able to get the fight stopped — but the damage had been done … Dadashev collapsed after the bout and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in Maryland after taking more than 300 punches in the bout.
Dadashev was diagnosed with a brain bleed and underwent a 2 hour procedure Friday evening in the hopes of saving his life. He was later placed in a medically induced coma.
But, McGirt announced Tuesday Dadashev had passed away from his injuries.
Dadashev was 13-1 in his boxing career and was considered one of the sport’s bright young stars before Friday’s fight.