Tragic news struck the boxing community on Tuesday.
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries suffered Friday during his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., trainer Buddy McGirt confirmed with ESPN on Tuesday.
The super lightweight collapsed after the fight; according to ESPN, he underwent a two-hour surgery to relieve bleeding on his brain and was put in a medically induced coma thereafter. Over the weekend, a neurosurgeon at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center informed Dadashev’s camp the boxer showed signs of severe brain damage,
McGirt gave Dadashev an impassioned plea to stop the fight, saying, “Please! You’re getting hit too much” before stopping the fight.
Upon learning of Dadashev’s passing Tuesday, many members of the boxing community took to Twitter to express their condolences.
Dadashev was 13-1 as a pro.