Russian boxer dies due to brain injury from fight

Sports

July 24, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Maxim Dadashev of Russia celebrates after being declared the winner of a super lightweight bout in Las Vegas during 2018. STEVE MARCUS/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28.

The Russian Boxing Federation said Dadashev suffered a brain swelling in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He underwent surgery but his heart stopped Tuesday, the federation said.

Dadashev was hospitalized at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center shortly after the fight, which was stopped by his corner following the 11th round after Dadashev took numerous shots to the head.

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